20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Ferry:  7​h 30​min
4
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Chicago, United States

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Paris is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in June; daily highs in Paris reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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
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 23rd (Tue): wander the streets of Little Venice and then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach, then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kapari Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mykonos Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Paris to Mykonos Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Mykonos Town. Traveling from Paris in June, expect Mykonos Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Kapari Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and finally do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Horse Riding.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fira day trip planning website .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Boutari Winery, Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Relax by the water at Lido di Ravello and Fornillo. Visiting Spiaggia di castiglione and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini), Duomo di Ravello (in Ravello) and Spiaggia di Atrani (in Atrani). The adventure continues: stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Positano trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and ferry from Fira to Positano in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Fira to Positano, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Positano, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Spiaggia di Atrani, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca
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Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

2
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.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planning site .

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

1
night
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Del Hombre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Area Recreativa de La Laguna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Area Recreativa de La Laguna
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Area Recreativa de La Laguna
Area Recreativa de La Laguna
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa Del Hombre ©
Playa Del Hombre

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Belém Tower and Castelo dos Mouros are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: stop by Alfama, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lisbon trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in July, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Alfama ©
Alfama
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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