20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town. Bring the kids along to Langholmen and Kulturhuset. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska, examine the collection at Skansen, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary website .

Edmonton, Canada to Stockholm is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Stockholm is 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in Stockholm are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Stockholm

#Museums, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mall of Scandinavia
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Langholmen ©
Langholmen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): wander the streets of Plaka, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip maker site .

Fly from Stockholm to Athens in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Athens. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Athens reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Palatine Hill will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in June since evenings lows in Rome dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 11th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, and then see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Madrid, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

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.
Family-friendly places like The Catacombs of Paris and Luxembourg Palace will thrill your kids. Your inner history buff will appreciate Champs-Elysees and Sainte-Chapelle. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, and stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Perlan, look for gifts at Nordic Store, and shop like a local with Laugavegur.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Paris to Reykjavik in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in June, with highs in Reykjavik at 15°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Wildlife
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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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