17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h
End: Detroit, United States

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 20th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Big Ben. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shoebury Common Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read London travel itinerary creator.

Detroit, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Detroit to London. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in May: highs in London hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in London

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

King George's Playing Fields, Shoebury Common Beach, Grays Beach Riverside Park
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King George's Playing Fields ©
King George's Playing Fields
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Grays Beach Riverside Park ©
Grays Beach Riverside Park

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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Clement Basilica. Explore hidden gems such as Sabbianera Super Beach and Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to MOAI Beach in Passo Oscuro, about 46 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon and kick back and relax at V Lounge Beach Club.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder.

Fly from London to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from London to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Rome hover around 75°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Moai Beach, Sabbianera Super Beach, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, then kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence tour planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to La Spezia.

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Museums Parks Outdoors
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale, and then wander the streets of Portovenere. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Malaspina.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the La Spezia travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Florence to La Spezia in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in La Spezia can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in La Spezia

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello Malaspina, Portovenere, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, Baia del Silenzio
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, steep yourself in history at Villa Grecque Kerylos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, contemplate the long history of Musee Renoir, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St Paul de Vence.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nice custom trip planner.

You can drive from La Spezia to Nice in 3.5 hours. May in Nice sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Musee Renoir, Villa Kerylos, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

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.
On the 1st (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe and then see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Paris when traveling from Nice in June, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum and then kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then kick back and relax at Strand Egmond aan Zee.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Amsterdam are slightly colder (68°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Strand Egmond aan Zee
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

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