12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg, Sweden
1
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Amalfi, Italy
— 1 night
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Gothenburg, Sweden


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Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 24th (Mon), head off the coast to Southern Goteborg Archipelago.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gothenburg tour planner.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major airport is Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago

1
night
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a stroll through Stroeget, then steep yourself in history at Amalienborg, and then take a stroll through Nyhavn.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Amalienborg ©
Amalienborg

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nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice day trip website .

Fly from Copenhagen to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, you will find days in Venice are somewhat warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

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Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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night
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, identify plant and animal life at Valle delle Ferriere, then admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amalfi trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train, subway, and taxi from Florence to Amalfi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Florence in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ravello
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then make a trip to Pantheon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of taxi, subway, and train from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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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 1st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Le Marais, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Paris by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Rome in January, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 (Thu): explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Red Light District, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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