23 days in Europe, Central America & United States Itinerary

23 days in Europe, Central America & United States Itinerary

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23 days in Europe, Central America & United States Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  20​h 45​min
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
8
Rochester, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  11​h 30​min
9
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Oslo, Norway
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Twickenham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
13
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner .

Mumbai, India to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Rome is minus 4 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in November; daily highs in Rome reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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 11th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to La Croisette and then shop like a local with Rue d'Antibes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and then shop like a local with Avenue Jean Medecin.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Nice sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cannes
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Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

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

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in November; daily highs in Madrid reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Castelo dos Mouros and then view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Castelo dos Mouros
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
day
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to La Fortuna de San Carlos by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 21 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Lisbon to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Rochester.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Spas Parks Nature
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

1
day
Rochester, United States

Rochester
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rochester using our trip planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Rochester by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You will leave for Reykjavik on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Wineries Outdoors
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1
day
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and finally see the interesting displays at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Rochester to Reykjavik by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rochester to Reykjavik. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rochester in November: highs in Reykjavik hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Tours Museums
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

1
day
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip builder tool .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Oslo in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 25th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary website .

Fly from Oslo to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Amsterdam. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Twickenham.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Twickenham, United Kingdom

Twickenham ©
Twickenham is a leafy affluent suburban area of south west London, on the River Thames in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames 10mi southwest of the centre of London. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Isabella Plantation and then see the interesting displays at White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Twickenham attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amsterdam to Twickenham. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Twickenham is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Twickenham are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Twickenham

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

Richmond-upon-Thames
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Isabella Plantation ©
Isabella Plantation

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): wander the streets of Le Marais, then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and then make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Twickenham to Paris. The time zone difference when traveling from Twickenham to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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