17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  5 h
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
train:  4 h 30 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
train:  4 h 30 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  5 h 30 min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 day
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: San Francisco, United States

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.
On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally wander the streets of Barri de Gracia.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona holiday builder.

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 84°F and lows about 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday app .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in July, with highs in Paris at 79°F and lows at 60°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
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.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey and then learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Westminster, explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our London tour itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Portuguese Synagogue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)), Canals area (in Utrecht) and Rotterdam Centraal Station (in Rotterdam). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Moco Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and make a trip to The Amstel.

For other places to visit, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from London to Amsterdam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Canals area, Rotterdam Centraal Station
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 13th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Potsdam's Gardens, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and then take a stroll through Mitte. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Strandbar Mitte, then take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, then examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, and finally kick back and relax at Strandbad Wannsee.

Discover how to plan a Berlin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Potsdam's Gardens
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Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Classic Remise Berlin ©
Classic Remise Berlin
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online day trip planner .

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Prague sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice day trip website .

Getting from Prague to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in July, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 87°F and lows about 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
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 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

1
day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
On the 19th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums
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Plaça de Sant Felip Neri ©
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA ©
Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA

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