17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  5 h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Barcelona, Spain

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 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip website.

Barcelona, Spain to Paris is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam and then browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Liseberg amusement park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg online trip builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Gothenburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and then examine the collection at Vasa Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm road trip planner.

Fly from Gothenburg to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Stockholm are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then make a trip to Andrassy Avenue, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Budapest trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in July: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

few
hours
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Zagreb trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Zagreb by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Zagreb are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): visit Ljubljana Old Town.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

3
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 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome travel route planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in July; daily highs in Rome reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Basilica of Santa Croce. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Siena and Pitti Palace. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning app.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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