17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hamilton, Bermuda
Fly:  18​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Hamilton, Bermuda

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.
Get some cultural insight at Borghese Gallery and Vatican Museums. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and Basilica di San Pietro. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa Adriana in Tivoli--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome online day trip planner

Hamilton, Bermuda to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Hamilton in August, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria will thrill your kids. Popular historic sites such as Campanile di Giotto and The Baptistery of St. John are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence travel planning app

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Porta della Carta, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and then examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online tour itinerary planner

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Istanbul travel planning tool

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Istanbul is 1 hour. In August in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace and Fotografiska. Popular historic sites such as Stockholm Old Town and Monteliusvagen are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Langholmen, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory.

Discover how to plan a Stockholm trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Stockholm takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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