17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  17​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Karachi, Pakistan

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To find out how to plan a trip to Athens, use our trip itinerary maker.

Karachi, Pakistan to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Karachi to Athens. Traveling from Karachi in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome route maker .

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barceloneta Beach. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in July since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 2nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

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You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

3
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 3rd (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner .

Fly from Zurich to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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