16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Valletta, Malta
— 1 day
Fly to Olbia, Bus to Baunei
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Baunei, Italy
— 1 day
Bus to Cagliari, Fly to Rome Ciampino
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly

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London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

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 30th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, Southend Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station and Ashford International Rail Station. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Lyon, France

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Lyon, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lyon

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

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You can fly from Lyon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lyon in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Valletta, Malta

— 1 day

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, learn about all things military at Fort Rinella, and then explore the ancient world of Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Valletta trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Valletta by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry; or take a bus. In September in Valletta, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Baunei.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Baunei, Italy

— 1 day
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dei Gabbiani and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Biriala.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Valletta to Baunei takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Baunei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Baunei

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Get some historical perspective at Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa Adriana in Tivoli--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Baunei to Rome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Baunei in September, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Popular historic sites such as Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Stare Miasto. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Krakow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in September, with highs in Krakow at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Malta travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.

Sardinia travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.