16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Calgary, Canada

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London day trip planner .

Calgary, Canada to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Madame Tussauds London ©
Madame Tussauds London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Get some historical perspective at Champs-Elysees and Palace of Versailles. Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): view the masterpieces at MACBA- Museo de Arte Moderno de Barcelona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, then examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally examine the collection at Casa Batllo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in July since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

1
night
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 10th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Russo, view the masterpieces at ALEFBET, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then view the masterpieces at I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli, then hunt for treasures at Porta Portese, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of local nightlife at Soqquadro APS, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then look for gifts at Gelaterie Panna e Liquirizia, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, stop by Goccia Shoes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Collezione Roberto Casamonti.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, take in the exciting artwork at La Biennale di Venezia - Arsenale, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then get a taste of the local shopping with Giudecca 795 Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Casa dei Tre Oci. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, view the masterpieces at Max Studio, shop like a local with Contini Art Gallery, then shop like a local with Bel-Air Fine Art, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally look for gifts at La Bauta.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Windsor Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Clarence House, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally shop like a local with Covent Garden. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Harrods.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Venice to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to London is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Venice in July, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Windsor Castle
Highlights from your plan
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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