21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Champs-Elysees. Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, stop by Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Houston, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): shop like a local with Rue d'Antibes, wander the streets of La Croisette, and then view the masterpieces at Galerie du Faune. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Vieille Ville, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, thensteep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Galerie du Faune
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thenexamine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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 30th (Tue), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, thencontemplate the long history of Roman Forum, thendelve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rome online tour planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, thentake in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, and then make a trip to Villa Rufolo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ravello online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Ravello to be a bit warmer, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Fornillo
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

1
night
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 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, thenwander the streets of Plaka, thenpause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens day trip planning site.

You can fly from Ravello to Athens in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ravello in July, you will find days in Athens are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , thenget engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Athens in July, with highs in Istanbul at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Museum-lovers will appreciate Dali Theatre-Museum and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, stroll around Parc Guell, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Barcelona in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Istanbul to Barcelona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dali Theatre-Museum
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Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

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