7 days in Europe Itinerary

7 days in Europe Itinerary

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7 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Chicago, United States

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Piazza Navona. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Welcome to Rome. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, admire the striking features of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Villa Farnesina, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome travel planning tool .

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Rome is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Thu), get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence day trip app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Florence

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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 23rd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and then take a stroll through Belém Tower.

You can plan Lisbon trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Florence to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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