17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Windsor, Canada
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: Windsor, Canada


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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planner.

Windsor, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Windsor in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Florence tour planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Borgo Antico, take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at View Point Corniglia, then explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre visit planner .

Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

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.
On the 10th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning website .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally explore the galleries of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, walk around Hyde Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London online trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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