12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: New York City, United States

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, and then wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dublin travel itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Dublin reach 64°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

1
night
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 26th (Tue), take a stroll through Clerkenwell, then wander the streets of Greenwich, and then take a leisurely stroll along Butler's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hampstead, and then take a stroll through Westminster.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our London attractions planner.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. June in London sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hampstead ©
Hampstead
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Greenwich ©
Greenwich

3
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 28th (Thu): take a stroll through Le Marais, then head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Paris hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, Venice is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. You'll set off for Florence on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Venice

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 1st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Beaches Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno ©
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, tour the pleasant surroundings at V Lounge Beach Club, make a trip to Pantheon, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome vacation builder app .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Barcelona using our trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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