20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner
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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
Bus to Mulhouse, Fly to Paris
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
10
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Spanish Steps, Via Condotti and Temple of Asclepius.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rome planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Rome. Traveling from Dammam in October, you will find days in Rome are much colder (26°C), and nights are little chillier (15°C). On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 Quadrilatero d'Oro as well as Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take a stroll through Quadrilatero d'Oro, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in October, you will find days in Milan are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You've now added Lake Zurich to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zurich holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Milan to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in October, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 1 night

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, then look for gifts at Laderach Chocolatier Marktplatz, and then wander the streets of Basel's Old Town.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Basel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum and Val d'Europe. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Val d'Europe, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Basel to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then stop by Place St. Gery, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Red Light District as well as Dam Square. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll around Vondelpark, don't miss a visit to Dam Square, and then wander the streets of Red Light District. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then stop by De Kaaskamer, and finally take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), don't miss a visit to Fountain of Justice, and then admire the striking features of Romer.

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Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Outletcity Metzingen has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): browse the different shops at Outletcity Metzingen, then wander the streets of Konigstrasse, and then don't miss a visit to Palace Square.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart journey planner.

Take a train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): browse the exhibits of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Innsbruck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and finally make a trip to Stiegl Brauwelt.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salzburg itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

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 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace and then take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then stop by Xocolat, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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