17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Lord's Cricket Ground and Barbican Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kenwood House and The Charterhouse. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Bank of England Museum, admire the masterpieces at Sir John Soane's Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Mews, and stroll around Holland Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London journey tool.

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial de Dormans 14-18 and Musee du Parfum - Fragonard. You'll explore and learn at Memorial De La Shoah and Museum of the Surrender. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Passy-Grigny to see Champagne Dom Caudron about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Paris Plage, take an in-depth tour of Musee de Montmartre, examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Louis des Invalides.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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 discover tucked-away gems like Moai Beach and Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali. You'll explore and learn at Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna and Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna E Contemporanea. Change things up with a short trip to Bau Beach in Maccarese (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Welcome to Rome, stop by Bartolucci, ponder the world of politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), and browse the different shops at Centro Commerciale Porta di Roma.

To plan Rome vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 89°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Erechtheion and Archaeological Museum of Corinth. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology and Komboloi Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Nafplio (Nafplio National Gallery & Church of Agios Spyridonas), Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Ktima Palivou (in Nemea). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vouliagmeni Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Areopagus, look for gifts at The Loom, and see some colorful creatures with Seahorse Dive Center.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens road trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips