20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Pisa, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Uchisar, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Louvre Museum, Pantheon, The Paris Catacombs, and other attractions. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Pisa.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa online visit planner.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Historic Sites

Florence, Italy — 1 night

On the 28th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Brancacci, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've now added Sistine Chapel to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and St. Clement Basilica. Change things up with a short trip to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and make a trip to Arch of Constantino.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Temple of Hephaestus and Temple of Athena Nike. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Uchisar.
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Uchisar, Turkey — 2 nights

Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, then make a trip to Zemi Valley, and then stop by Antik Galeri. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley and then appreciate the views at Peri Bacalari.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uchisar online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Uchisar takes 19.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Uchisar is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in June since evenings lows in Uchisar dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Suleymaniye Cami and Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, contemplate the long history of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and make a trip to German Fountain.

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Getting from Uchisar to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Uchisar in June, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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France travel guide

4.3
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.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.
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