12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Passeig de Gracia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then catch a live event at Camp Nou, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona holiday maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Barcelona. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Toronto in May since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, head outdoors with Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Naples day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Naples takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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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 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome tour planner .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

2
nights
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 19th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum and then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Rome to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
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Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Keukenhof and Walking tours. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning site .

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof
Walking tours
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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