21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Alta, Norway
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan. Anne Frank House and Brouwersgracht will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of Red Light District, take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Amsterdam is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Amsterdam to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palatine Hill and Pantheon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome itinerary tool .

Fly from Amsterdam to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Rome at 73°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Palazzo Vecchio and Campanile di Giotto. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di Santa Croce and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
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Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Visit Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Basilica di Sant’Antonio in Padua, approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take a stroll through Cannaregio, head off the coast to Isola di Burano, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice tour builder website .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for slightly colder days in Venice, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 23rd (Tue), appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and then examine the collection at Pergamon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Berlin Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Frederiks Kirke (The Marble Church), and finally see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Church of Our Saviour, take a stroll through Stroeget, and then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner .

Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church

1
night
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Bryggen, kick back and relax at Helleneset, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bergen trip maker website .

Getting from Copenhagen to Bergen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ulriken ©
Ulriken
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Helleneset ©
Helleneset

1
day
Alta, Norway

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at Tirpitz Museum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Alta trip planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Alta in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bergen in October, with highs in Alta at 41°F and lows at 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Alta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Tirpitz Museum ©
Tirpitz Museum

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower, browse the exhibits of Fram Polar Ship Museum, and then don't miss a visit to The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

To find out how to plan a trip to Oslo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Alta to Oslo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Alta, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

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