22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
6
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online route planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Jose in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico & Scuola di Cucina di Lella) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, visit Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Archaeological Site Mycenae about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, take a stroll through Plaka, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens trip builder site.

Fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. 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 Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take a pleasant ride with Experience Horse Riding, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

Plan my day in Fira using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. September in Fira sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lake Lucerne (in Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Zurich takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fira in September, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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