17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  15 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
9
Versailles, France
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: San Diego, United States

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin road trip website.

San Diego, USA to Dublin is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Diego to Dublin. Expect cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in January: highs in Dublin hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, thenwander the streets of Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stop by El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, thenadmire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in January: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 58°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, stop by L'Arte dei Ciompi, thendon't miss a visit to Mercato Centrale, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

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

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, Florence is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, wander the streets of Via Condotti, thenexplore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planning tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 28th (Sun), wander the streets of Monastiraki.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Vienna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Vienna is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in January, expect Vienna to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Albertina ©
Albertina

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.
On the 31st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), thenget engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally take a stroll through Red Light District.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Vienna in January, with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Red Light District ©
Red Light District

2
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Temple de l'Amour, thenstop by One Nation Paris, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Versailles trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Versailles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Temple de l'Amour ©
Temple de l'Amour
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Grand Canal ©
Grand Canal

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Paris Plage, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Versailles to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see a show at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, thenget engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and finally wander the streets of South Bank.

Plan a London trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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