20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Monterrey, Mexico
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Monterrey, Mexico

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rione Monti, Via del Corso, St. Angelo Bridge, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Vatican Museums.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome day trip tool .

Monterrey, Mexico to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ponte dei Sospiri, Ponte di Rialto and Canal Grande. On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa and Duomo di Milano. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan driving holiday planning app .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa ©

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza del Duomo, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Piazza della Repubblica. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Milan in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Florence: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sigmund Freud Museum. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, then examine the collection at Sigmund Freud Museum, then take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally look for gifts at Xocolat.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Vienna reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
You've now added Parizska Street to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the views from Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the striking features of Katedrala Svateho Vita, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally take a stroll through Parizska Street.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Prague trip website .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added Red Light District, De 9 Straatjes, Dam Square, and other attractions to your itinerary. Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with TASCHEN Store Amsterdam.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel route planning site .

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in January: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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