20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
+5
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Train + Bus:  7 h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  11 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stirling Castle and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and National Museum of Scotland. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh sightseeing planning app.

New York City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of subway, train, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Edinburgh. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Edinburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Stirling Castle
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

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Fly from Edinburgh to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Budapest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in June; daily highs in Budapest reach 79°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Areas of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Cami . There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Rumeli Fortress, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Istanbul. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Head to Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmelafor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Change things up with a short trip to Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano in Positano (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, stroll through Lido Capo di Conca, and contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ravello road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Ravello in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Ravello is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Lido Capo di Conca, Spiaggia di Atrani
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation builder website.

Do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto. On your second day here, shop like a local with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and visit Le Marais.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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