20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
7
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Bogota, Colombia

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): walk around Vondelpark and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at VR GameHouse Arcade Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam vacation planning app.

Bogota, Colombia to Amsterdam is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bogota to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bogota in October: highs in Amsterdam hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Vienna journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in October: high temperatures in Venice hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence online travel route builder.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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 13th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take a stroll through Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Athens tour itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker website.

Getting from Athens to Barcelona by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In October in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): walk around Parque del Retiro and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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