20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
3
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
5
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
6
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
7
Urgup, Turkey
— 1 night
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Natural History Museum and Buckingham Palace. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tower of London, step into the grandiose world of Tower of London Ice Rink, admire the masterpieces at Bankside Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to London. In December, London is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

1
night
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery and then have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum.

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Take a train from London to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Manchester

Childrens Museums Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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The City of Manchester Distillery ©
The City of Manchester Distillery
Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, thenmake a trip to East Side Gallery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, thenmake a trip to Potsdamer Platz, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary website.

Getting from Manchester to Berlin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Berlin is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Family-friendly places like Munich Residenz and St. Michael's Church will thrill your kids. Visit St. Peter's Church and Frauenkirche for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, take a stroll through Schwabing, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munich route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Munich sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

1
night
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stop by the White, Santorini, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

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You can fly from Munich to Fira in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Munich in December, you will find days in Fira are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
the White, Santorini ©
the White, Santorini

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. Get a sense of the local culture at Plaka and Temple of Olympian Zeus. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Eleftherios Church, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Fira in December, plan for little chillier nights in Athens, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Urgup, Turkey

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Keslik Monastery, look for gifts at Antikite Ottoman, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, thendo a tasting at Kocabag Winery, and finally do a tasting at Turasan Sarapcilik.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Urgup trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Athens to Urgup by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in December, expect nights in Urgup to be much colder, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Goreme National Park, Kocabag Winery
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Keslik Monastery
Keslik Monastery
Turasan Sarapcilik ©
Turasan Sarapcilik

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nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. There's much more to do: stop by Ortakoy, admire the striking features of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Urgup to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Urgup in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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