17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Fly:  16​h
1
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh

1
day
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sofia vacation maker tool .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Sofia is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Dhaka City to Sofia, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Sofia are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sofia

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planner.

You can fly from Sofia to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sofia to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sofia in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, explore the activities along Retiro Park, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Madrid is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich journey builder site .

You can fly from Madrid to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Zurich is little chillier than Madrid - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum and then get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Berlin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 16th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken) and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, then get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, then don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen road trip website .

You can fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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