16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Welcome to Rome, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, Rome is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence visit site.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice day trip planning website.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 8th (Wed), make a splash at Hallenbad Altstetten, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, then make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, and then stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich day trip site.

Fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in July, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

2
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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 10th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then make a trip to Atomium, and finally get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brussels tour planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Brussels hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at ARTIS, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then walk around Vondelpark.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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