20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 day
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Schengen, Luxembourg
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Karachi, Pakistan

1
day
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sofia vacation maker tool .

Karachi, Pakistan to Sofia is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Karachi to Sofia, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Karachi, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Sofia, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off toNice.

Things to do in Sofia

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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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 3rd (Mon): take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes and then wander the streets of La Croisette. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planning tool .

Fly from Sofia to Nice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Nice is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sofia in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Scuba & Snorkeling, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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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 5th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning site .

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Barcelona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Schengen.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Schengen, Luxembourg

Schengen
Schengen is a small wine-making town and commune in far south-eastern Luxembourg, on the western bank of the river Moselle, near the tripoint where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet. To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Schengen travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Barcelona to Schengen. In June, Schengen is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Schengen

Museums Wineries Wildlife
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1
night
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.
On the 8th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

You can drive from Schengen to Paris in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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 12th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Zaccaria, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Fly from Zurich to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in June, with highs in Venice at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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 14th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

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

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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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 16th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and finally stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then make a trip to Vatican Museums, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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 18th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then 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, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Athens sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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