17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Valletta, Malta
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Ordino, Andorra
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
12
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
night
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 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then make a trip to Place de la Concorde. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Paris

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZOO Ljubljana, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ljubljana using our trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Ljubljana in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
ZOO Ljubljana ©
ZOO Ljubljana
Room Escape Games
Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ljubljana to Venice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, Venice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): try out the rides at San Marino Adventures, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, and then explore the historical opulence of Guaita.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our City of San Marino holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to City of San Marino in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in City of San Marino, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

San Marino Adventures
Highlights from your plan
San Marino Adventures ©
San Marino Adventures
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Guaita ©
Guaita

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence tour planner .

Getting from City of San Marino to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
On the 13th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), and finally delve into the distant past at Mnajdra.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Valletta trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Rome to Valletta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Valletta sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Mnajdra
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum ©
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) ©
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

1
night
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 16th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland, make a splash at Aquasplash, and then don't miss a visit to Le Nomade.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nice sightseeing planning site .

Fly from Valletta to Nice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. While traveling from Valletta, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Antibes
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash
Le Nomade ©
Le Nomade

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco and then take advantage of the amenities at Larvotto Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo online day trip planner .

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In August, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ordino.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Highlights from your plan
Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

1
day
Ordino, Andorra

Ordino ©
Ordino is the most northerly parish in the Principality of Andorra. On the 18th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Comapedrosa Valley National Park and then examine the collection at Museu Casa Rull.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ordino online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Ordino takes 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ordino

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Museu Casa Rull, Comapedrosa Valley National Park
Highlights from your plan
Comapedrosa Valley National Park ©
Comapedrosa Valley National Park
Museu Casa Rull ©
Museu Casa Rull

1
night
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 19th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Ordino to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then make a trip to Plaza de Oriente.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madrid visit planning app .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza de Oriente ©
Plaza de Oriente

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To plan Lisbon vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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