23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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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.
Visiting Seine River and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in September: highs in Paris hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then make a trip to Ghent City Center, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

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Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then get engrossed in the history at Palace of Tears, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, contemplate the long history of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, and then pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule).

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You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 14th (Tue), make a trip to Staromestske namesti, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Prague day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at MuseumsQuartier Wien and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Peterskirche, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

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Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Mocenigo, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and St. Peter's Square. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning website.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally stop by Plaka.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5 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. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Czech Republic travel guide

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Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.