17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
9
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take a stroll through Alfama, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Lisbon is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in April, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Plaza de Cibeles, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Cibeles, then pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Alcala, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lisbon in April since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours

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 1st (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and finally take a stroll through El Born. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Placa d'Espanya, and finally stroll around Parc de Montjuic.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Nice, France

— 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and then head outdoors with Promenade du Paillon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): walk around Parco di Monza, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Teatrale alla Scala, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Milan road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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 (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, stop by Cannaregio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker website.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, stroll through Giardino Bardini, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino dell'Iris, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Perseus Statue, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio, and appreciate the history behind La Pieta.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 12th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, then visit Anafiotika, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens online tour builder.

Fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature