14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rapid City, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Capoliveri, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Rapid City, United States

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 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday planner.

Rapid City, USA to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Rapid City to Rome. Traveling from Rapid City in June, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 84°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Capoliveri.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Capoliveri, Italy

Capoliveri ©
Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. Bring the kids along to Spiaggia Luigi d'Angelo and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia delle Tombe and Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino. Take a break from Capoliveri with a short trip to Spiaggia di Seccione in Portoferraio, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Canata and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Stecchi.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Capoliveri online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Capoliveri in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for slightly colder days in Capoliveri, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Capoliveri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino, Spiaggia di Seccione, Spiaggia delle Tombe
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione
Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino ©
Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 18th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ortakoy, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Capoliveri to Istanbul. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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.
On the 20th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Barcelona takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Barcelona. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

4
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like St. Stephen's Green and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Trinity College Dublin. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in June, with highs in Dublin at 64°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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