17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Powerscourt Gardens and House and Teeling Whiskey Distillery. Change things up with a short trip to Malahide Castle in Malahide (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Temple Bar, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty Library.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin online driving holiday planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Dublin. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Dublin reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Malahide Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee d'Orsay and Eiffel Tower. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. On the next day, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Mark's Square.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder site .

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 87°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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 31st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence route builder .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Popular historic sites such as Palatine Hill and Colosseum are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Basilica and Galleria Borghese. Change things up with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican City, make a trip to Roman Forum, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

St. Peter's Basilica, Villa d'Este
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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