20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  5 h
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Atlanta, United States

1
day
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 11th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool .

Atlanta, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Lisbon is 5 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in September, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Carmo Archaeological Museum ©
Carmo Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip builder app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Colosseum and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 17th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello.

Before you visit Ravello, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ravello in September, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice journey maker site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally admire the striking features of St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in September: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 69°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of The Jordaan, don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and finally explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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