23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
7
Krka National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
8
Lyon, France
— 3 nights

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 Villa Borghese. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Viterbo (Viterbo Historic Centre & Palazzo dei Papi), Tarquinia (Necropoli di Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, &more) and Bau Beach (in Maccarese). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. October in Rome sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tarquinia, Viterbo, Moai Beach, El Pareo
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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 more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 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 car ride to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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 (San Zanipolo) 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 see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice travel route builder app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Verona
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza 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 Layer House and Galerija Mikamefor 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, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, 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 take a train. 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 · Tours

Side Trips

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

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.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana sightseeing website.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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
Škofja Loka Castle ©
Škofja Loka Castle

2
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Visiting Veliki Slap and Supljara cave will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Velebit Association Kuterevo and Galovac Lake. Step out of Plitvice Lakes National Park to go to Krasno Polje and see Premuzic Trail, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac, explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, and Head underground at Barac Caves.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip app.

Drive from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Velebit Association Kuterevo, Premuzic Trail
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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.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, 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 National Park, Krka Monastery
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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 find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, 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, La Roche de Solutre, Cathedrale Saint Vincent, Chateau de Cormatin
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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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