16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  12 h
End: Chicago, United States

2
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip app.

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Paris. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

Plan my day in Rome using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Rome is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
On the 19th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Made In Salerno, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte, then head outdoors with Cilento, and finally delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salerno route maker site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Salerno takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Salerno. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Fira.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Paestum Ruins, Le Vigne di Raito
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Salerno to Fira by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Salerno to Fira, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Kamari Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice planner.

Fly from Fira to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fira in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Venice, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to London.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 26th (Tue), admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our London planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Venice to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to London is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in May: high temperatures in London hover around 62°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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