22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
2
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Doha, Qatar

1
night
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): shop like a local with Minima Gallery, indulge your taste buds at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, and then stroll through Ornos Beach. On your second day here, take a stroll through Little Venice.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip tool .

Doha, Qatar to Mykonos Town is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Doha to Mykonos Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Doha, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Ornos Beach, Minima Gallery, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach
Minima Gallery ©
Minima Gallery

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church. Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Ermou Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Donkey's Land (in Koropi) and Dasoktima Tatoiou (in Acharnes).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. September in Athens sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church, Donkey's Land, Dasoktima Tatoiou
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Donkey's Land ©
Donkey's Land
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Visit Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi and L'Artigianato. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Quirico d'Orcia and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Storico and Uffizi Galleries. Venture out of the city with trips to San Gimignano (Torre e Casa Campatelli, La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence route planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

San Gimignano, San Quirico d'Orcia
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

3
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.
Doge's Palace and Atelier d'Arte La Colonna will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Mark's Square and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to B#S Gallery (in Treviso), Castello Di Roncade (in Roncade) and Laguna di Bibione (in Bibione). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and do a tasting at Lorenzonetto Cav. Guido Winery & SPARKLING WINES.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castello Di Roncade, Laguna di Bibione, B#S Gallery, Lorenzonetto Cav. Guido Winery & SPARKLING WINES, Riviera 6 - Bagno 6
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 10th (Thu), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zurich, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Venice to Zurich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried ©
Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried
Confiserie Sprungli ©
Confiserie Sprungli

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus), steep yourself in history at Franziskanerkirche, examine the collection at Domquartier, then take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

3
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.
Do your shopping at Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarkt. Popular historic sites such as Belvedere Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), contemplate the long history of Gloriette, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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