17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe and then make a trip to Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

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London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and finally contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the next day, visit Lesser Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Prague day trip site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

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You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Budapest sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice visit planner.

Getting from Budapest to Venice by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Budapest in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome tour planning website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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