16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
8
Swansea, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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 16th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with Oyster Diving, then take in the pleasant sights at St. Katharine Docks, and then zoom along the surf with WakeUp Docklands. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide peacefully along the water with Back of Beyond Adventures and then take a memorable tour with Minorca Sailing.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London sightseeing planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to London is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Riyadh to London, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in March, expect London to be cooler, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Minorca Sailing, Back of Beyond Adventures
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WakeUp Docklands ©
WakeUp Docklands
Back of Beyond Adventures ©
Back of Beyond Adventures
St. Katharine Docks ©
St. Katharine Docks

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer, then look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip website .

Getting from London to Bruges by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bruges. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Shopping Nature Parks
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Carpentier-Goegebeuer ©
Carpentier-Goegebeuer
The Chocolate Line Bruges ©
The Chocolate Line Bruges
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Seine River and Centre Aquatique Neuilly-sur-Seine. Do your shopping at La Grande Epicerie de Paris Rive Gauche and Maison Chaudun. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and make a splash at Aquaboulevard.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Centre Aquatique Neuilly-sur-Seine
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
La Grande Epicerie de Paris Rive Gauche ©
Maison Chaudun ©
Maison Chaudun

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Veneta, stop by I Tre Mercanti, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice route maker tool .

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
I Tre Mercanti ©
I Tre Mercanti
Laguna Veneta ©
Laguna Veneta

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally stop by Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique. Keep things going the next day: stop by Wilma Firenze and then explore the activities along Arno.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Nature Museums Parks
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Arno ©
Arno
Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique ©
Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique
Wilma Firenze ©
Wilma Firenze

2
nights
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 25th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then take a leisurely stroll along Rambla del Mar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour builder app .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. March in Barcelona sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Excursions Barcelona ©
Excursions Barcelona
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get active on the water at BomDia Lisboa, then learn the tricks of the trade with Time Out Market Lisboa, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Armazens do Chiado.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Lisbon

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Armazens do Chiado ©
Armazens do Chiado
Time Out Market Lisboa ©
Time Out Market Lisboa

2
nights
Swansea, United Kingdom

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. On the 29th (Tue), kick back and relax at Oxwich Bay and then stroll through Rhossili Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): make a splash at The LC and then stroll through Limeslade Bay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Swansea trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Lisbon to Swansea in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In March, Swansea is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swansea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rhossili Bay
Highlights from your plan
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
Limeslade Bay ©
Limeslade Bay
Oxwich Bay ©
Oxwich Bay

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