23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
2
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 Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Viterbo (Viterbo Historic Centre & Palazzo dei Papi), Bau Beach (in Maccarese) and Tarquinia (Necropoli di Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, 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 °F and lows of °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 Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tarquinia, Viterbo, Bau Beach, El Pareo
Highlights from your plan
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, thenlook 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, thenstroll the grounds of Camposanto, thenadmire 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 °F, while at night they dip to °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 Shopping

Side Trip

Pisa
Highlights from your plan
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, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, thentake in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, you will find days in Venice are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Verona
Highlights from your plan
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 Liznjekova house. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj & Church of St John the Baptist), Planica Valley (in Rateče) and Kranjska Gora (Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary & Zelenci Nature Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Vintgar Gorge, and see the interesting displays at Slovenian Alpine Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bled trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Bled in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Bled at °F and lows at °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, Slovenian Alpine Museum, Vintgar Gorge, Layer House
Highlights from your plan
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, thenview 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 °F during the day and °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
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
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
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 Veliki Prstavac 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: explore the fascinating underground world of Supljara cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, and explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake.

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 Trails

Side Trips

Premuzic Trail, Velebit Association Kuterevo
Highlights from your plan
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 °F during the day and °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

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knin, Krka National Park, Krka Monastery
Highlights from your plan
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, thenwander the streets of The Presqu'ile, thentake 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, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Brancion, thenpause 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 °F and lows are around °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
Highlights from your plan
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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