20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Train to Ventimiglia, Bus to Montpellier
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Montpellier, France
— 7 nights
Train to Lyon, Fly to Capetown

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Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Brugse Vrije, Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Brussels is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Brussels is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in October, expect Brussels to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

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Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Flower Clock, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and finally get curious at CERN.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Geneva road trip site.

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, admire the striking features of Place du Palais, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally don't miss a visit to Casino Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip builder website.

Getting from Geneva to Monte-Carlo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, Monte-Carlo is somewhat warmer than Geneva - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Montpellier, France

— 7 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Les Baux de Provence (Moulin CastelaS & Carrieres des Lumieres), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and La Maison Carree (in Nimes). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, wander the streets of The Panier, learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, and play a few rounds at R-Golf International.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Montpellier attractions planner.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Montpellier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.