17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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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
Drive:  4 h 15 min
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

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Windsor, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Windsor to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Windsor in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to 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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Borgo Antico, then take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare, then stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria. On the next day, get great views at View Point Corniglia, then explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive 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), admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder site.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can 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): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder app.

Fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Barcelona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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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.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip site.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London tour builder app.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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