16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Minneapolis, United States


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2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of Deichstrasse, then contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial, then take a stroll around Elbphilharmonie, and finally stop by Alsterhaus Hamburg.

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Minneapolis, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Hamburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hamburg: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

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 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
St Nikolai Memorial ©
St Nikolai Memorial
Deichstrasse ©
Deichstrasse

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Visit Katedrala Svateho Vita and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Spas. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

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You can fly from Hamburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Temple of Hephaestus and Erechtheion. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Athena Nike. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Anafiotika, view the masterpieces at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', and shop like a local with Ermou Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in May; daily highs in Athens reach 77°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 27th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Pantheon, look for gifts at L'Artigianato, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, look for gifts at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Florence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Limmatquai, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then take a stroll through Schanzengraben Canal.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in May: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 65°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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