19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights


Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and stop by Le Marais.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris journey builder website.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 4.8 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in September, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally stroll around Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Prague.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire the natural beauty at The Vrtba Garden, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Prague day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Athens.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Parks

Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Athens sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Prague to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Prague to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in October; daily highs in Athens reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Fira.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the exciting artwork at Nikola's Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fira itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October in Fira, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.