17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara, Mexico
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Guadalajara, Mexico

2
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.
Attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, walk around St Stephens Green, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip maker site .

Guadalajara, Mexico to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Guadalajara to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Guadalajara in May: highs in Dublin hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the galleries of Royal Palace, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally examine the collection at Skansen. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Junibacken, then get in on the family fun at Grona Lunds Tivoli, then get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, and finally explore the historical opulence of Drottningholm Palace.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Junibacken ©
Junibacken
Skansen ©
Skansen

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 7th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in May, things will get a bit warmer in Budapest: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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 9th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona route planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira and then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

Similar Plans

31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 52 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 58 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Africa, Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans