16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Alghero, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
6
Lanzarote, Spain
— 1 night
7
Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 1 day
8
Durness, United Kingdom
— 1 night

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.
Visiting Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and De Duif. There's more to do: have a few drinks at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Amsterdam, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in October, plan for cooler days in Amsterdam, with highs around 59°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
De Duif ©
De Duif

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Barcelona Cathedral. There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nova Mar Bella Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Barcelona reach 73°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Sassari, and then examine the collection at Centropanificazione Monteleone Rocca Doria.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Alghero takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Sassari
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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Sassari ©
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Sassari
Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo ©
Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo

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.
Visiting Isola Tiberina and V Lounge Beach Club will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Point Break and Sabbianera Super Beach.

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

You can do a combination of flight and train from Alghero to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Sabbianera Super Beach, Point Break
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Sabbianera Super Beach ©
Sabbianera Super Beach
Isola Tiberina ©
Isola Tiberina
V Lounge Beach Club ©
V Lounge Beach Club

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 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Venice

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute ©
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

1
night
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lanzarote trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Venice to Lanzarote in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Venice to Lanzarote, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Lanzarote at 81°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Museums
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Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique

1
day
Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein and then examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Lanzarote to Aviemore by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lanzarote in October, things will get colder in Aviemore: highs are around 55°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highland Folk Museum
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Loch an Eilein ©
Loch an Eilein
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

1
night
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Balnakeil Craft Village, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Durness day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Durness takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Craft Village ©
Balnakeil Craft Village

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