17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly + Bus:  17​h 15​min
1
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  5​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

1
night
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, steep yourself in history at Galway Arts Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway travel route planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Galway is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Galway reach 61°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Quin Abbey, The Wormhole, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Highlights from your plan
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures and then examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then admire the striking features of Glendalough Cathedral, and finally snap pictures at Samuel Beckett Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip maker.

Drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dublin are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vale of Glendalough, Bray Head
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 5th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House and then explore the activities along The Amstel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

World Heritage Kinderdijk, Canals area, Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Classic Remise Berlin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Gurkenradweg Spreewald (in Lubben) and Nationalpark Unteres Odertal (in Schwedt). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Palace of Tears, contemplate the waterfront views at Obersee, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie, and don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Berlin travel route planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gurkenradweg Spreewald, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Nationalpark Unteres Odertal
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Gemaldegalerie ©
Gemaldegalerie

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 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Stibbert Museum, then make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Berlin to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Castello di Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, contemplate the long history of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see photos, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Duomo di Orvieto, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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