17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore, India
Fly + Subway:  14 h 15 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Coimbatore, India

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary builder website .

Coimbatore, India to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Coimbatore to Athens, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in May; daily highs in Athens reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, then don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then do a tasting at Boutari Winery, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fira vacation site .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. May in Fira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Boutari Winery, Skaros Rock, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

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 8th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then make a trip to Welcome to Rome, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome attractions website .

You can fly from Fira to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Rome is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Fira in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Siena trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Siena dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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 11th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, and then stop by Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Paris is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans. Step off the beaten path and head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace). Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Kunstmuseum Den Haag (in The Hague) and Rotterdam Centraal Station (in Rotterdam). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour planning site .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaanse Schans, Rotterdam Centraal Station
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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