20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 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
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  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, Holland

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

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

Bogota, Colombia to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Amsterdam. While traveling from Bogota, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris holiday planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can 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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vienna online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Vienna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice route maker app .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in October; daily highs in Venice reach 22°C and lows reach 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. 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
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip builder tool .

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. Cap off 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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Athens online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. October in Athens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can 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
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
On the 17th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Athens to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In October in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a 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
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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 admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parque del Retiro and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madrid itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 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
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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