9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bonn, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Koper, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Pula, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Newark, United States

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt tour itinerary maker tool .

Newark, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Frankfurt is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in May; daily highs in Frankfurt reach 67°F and lows reach 49°F. You'll set off for Bonn on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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night
Bonn, Germany

Bonn ©
The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bonn trip planner .

You can drive from Frankfurt to Bonn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bonn are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Koper.

Things to do in Bonn

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Phantasialand
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand

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night
Koper, Slovenia

Koper ©
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at The Rotunda of St John the Baptist and then don't miss a visit to Piran Town Walls.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Koper day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Bonn to Koper with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bonn in May, with highs in Koper at 72°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Pula.

Things to do in Koper

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piran, Postojna Cave
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) ©
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)
Piran Town Walls ©
Piran Town Walls

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Pula, Croatia

Pula
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
To see photos and tourist information, read our Pula travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Koper to Pula takes 1.5 hours. May in Pula sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Venice.

Things to do in Pula

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online route planner .

Getting from Pula to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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

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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 10th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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