16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Detroit, United States


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3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) and Ferrara Cathedral. Get outdoors at Bagno Bambu and Diga Sottomarina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Pomposa Abbey (in Codigoro), Ferrara (Palazzo dei Diamanti, Via Savonarola, & more) and Casa del Petrarca (in Arqua Petrarca). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Campo de le Gatte and browse the eclectic array of goods at Laguna di Venezia.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip website .

Detroit, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Venice. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ferrara, Chioggia, Pomposa Abbey, Bagno Bambu, Casa del Petrarca
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Pomposa Abbey ©
Pomposa Abbey
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme and V Lounge Beach Club. Get some historical perspective at Giardino di Ninfa and Sanctuary of Giove Anxur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra) and Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti). There's lots more to do: stroll through Mediterranea, kick back and relax at Nuova Pineta Pinetina, and revel in the low prices at Castel Romano Designer Outlet.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome route planning site .

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sanctuary of Giove Anxur, Grotte di Falvaterra, Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, Giardino di Ninfa
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Grotte di Falvaterra ©
Grotte di Falvaterra
V Lounge Beach Club ©
V Lounge Beach Club
Nuova Pineta Pinetina ©
Nuova Pineta Pinetina

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Walls of Monteriggioni and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence attractions planning tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. You'll set off for Paris on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monteriggioni
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Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni
Walls of Monteriggioni ©
Walls of Monteriggioni

2
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 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, then tee off at Golf de Saint-Marc, then admire the natural beauty at Square des Poetes, and finally appreciate the history behind Les Statues du Parc de Sceaux. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Parc des Felins, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, and then stop by Fromagerie.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Paris is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Golf

Side Trips

Golf de Saint-Marc, Fromagerie, Les Statues du Parc de Sceaux, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Golf de Saint-Marc ©
Golf de Saint-Marc

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then view the masterpieces at Art Space, and finally learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Fira takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Fira reach 82°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Art Space, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera

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