20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
6
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . Attractions like Basilica Cistern and Kapali Carsi make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online itinerary builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Andrassy Avenue will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect nights in Budapest to be cooler, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip site .

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in November, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Appreciate the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica di Santa Croce. Change things up with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence journey planning app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Forum of Augustus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary site .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Do your shopping at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Step out of Ravello to go to Vietri sul Mare and see Le Vigne di Raito, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in November, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo, Le Vigne di Raito
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Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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