20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, steep yourself in history at Plaza mayor de Chinchon, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and finally see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Madrid is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Toledo, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, thentake a stroll through Albayzin, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada.

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Getting from Madrid to Granada by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Generalife ©
Generalife
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, thentake a stroll through Ciutat Vella, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona and then walk around Parc Guell.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Barcelona journey planner.

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Granada in March, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of Hephaestus and Lion Gate. Get outdoors at Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring and Corinth Canal. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Akrokorinthos in Corinth--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip planning website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Athens in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Athens is 1 hour. March in Athens sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Lion Gate, Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town, thentake in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, and then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik itinerary maker.

You can fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in March, things will get a bit cooler in Dubrovnik: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Art by Stjepko ©
Art by Stjepko

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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Vatican Museums. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome route builder site.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore, Duomo di Orvieto
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Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico ©
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Duomo and The Baptistery of St. John. Duomo di Modena and Basilica San Miniato al Monte will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa), Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Pisa, Duomo di Modena, Castello di Monteriggioni, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Cannaregio. Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Vicenza (Piazza dei Signori & Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vicenza, Castello Estense
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

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