23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Quito, Ecuador
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
5
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Quito, Ecuador

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Alberche, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

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Quito, Ecuador to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Quito to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Quito in September, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Playa del Alberche
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Trocadero, step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning website .

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a stroll through Parque das Nacoes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, wander the streets of Rua Augusta, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally contemplate the long history of Miradouro da Graca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Guincho Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon attractions planner .

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Lisbon reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Park and National Palace of Pena, Guincho Beach
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Florence in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Lisbon in October, plan for little chillier days in Florence, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monteriggioni
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visit Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Badia della Santissima Trinita'.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello tour planning app .

Getting from Florence to Ravello by combination of train and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Badia della Santissima Trinita', Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Fornillo
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Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
On the 13th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Necropolis, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, and finally examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder .

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in October since evenings lows in Rome dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Barbara's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ossuary / The Cemetery Church, take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can fly from Rome to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in October, things will get little chillier in Prague: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

St Barbara's Church, MedvEdarium
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, examine the collection at Micropia, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Bags and Purses, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Barcelona at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio de Salamanca, and then admire the striking features of Metropolis Building.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca
Metropolis Building ©
Metropolis Building

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