23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Rome, Italy
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Krka National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
End: Lyon, France

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Galleria Borghese. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Bau Beach (in Maccarese), Tarquinia (Necropoli di Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, &more) and Viterbo (Viterbo Historic Centre & Palazzo dei Papi). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Necropolis.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tarquinia, Viterbo, Bau Beach, Moai Beach
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Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then look for gifts at Tuscany in a Bottle, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the next day, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Knights’ Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then admire the striking features of Baptistery of St. John, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online holiday maker.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Verona
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Head to Galerija Mikame and Layer Housefor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bled Island and Church of St John the Baptist. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Kranjska Gora (Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, Liznjekova house, &more), Planica Valley (in Rateče) and Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero). And it doesn't end there: hike along Vintgar Gorge, see the interesting displays at Slovenian Alpine Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bled online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Bled takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in October, things will get little chillier in Bled: highs are around 60°F and lows about 43°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenian Alpine Museum, Layer House, Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, hunt for treasures at Ljubljana Central Market, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, view the masterpieces at Galerija Fotografija, then view the masterpieces at Galerija Hest, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana online day trip planner.

Drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Škofja Loka, Celje Castle, Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
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Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum ©
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Get outdoors at Veliki Slap and Velebit Association Kuterevo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barac Caves and Gradinsko Lake. Step out of Plitvice Lakes National Park to go to Krasno Polje and see Premuzic Trail, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac, explore the activities along Galovac Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Supljara cave.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Plitvice Lakes National Park trip simple and quick.

Drive from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Premuzic Trail, Velebit Association Kuterevo
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Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Barac Caves ©
Barac Caves
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

2
nights
Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park, explore the ancient world of Knin Fortress, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Manojlovac waterfall.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Krka National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Krka National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October in Krka National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Lyon.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knin, Krka Monastery, Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Krka Monastery ©
Krka Monastery
Knin Fortress ©
Knin Fortress

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 21st (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Place des Celestins, admire the striking features of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, then wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, then take a stroll through Place des Jacobins, and finally examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at La Roche de Solutre, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cormatin, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Brancion, then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Philibert, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Vincent.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lyon online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Krka National Park to Lyon. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Krka National Park in October: high temperatures in Lyon hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tournus, Saint-Etienne, Chateau de Cormatin, Cathedrale Saint Vincent, La Roche de Solutre
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Chateau de Cormatin ©
Chateau de Cormatin
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais

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