20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 62°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 5th (Tue), visit Lesser Town, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague driving holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 56°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest driving holiday planner.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Istanbul driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 11th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Venice: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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 (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in October: highs in Rome hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 (Fri): make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, then admire the striking features of Palau Guell, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

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

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in October since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online journey maker.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20: