17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: San Diego, United States

1
night
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 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church. On the next day, wander the streets of Temple Bar, then ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Ireland, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary maker tool .

San Diego, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Dublin is 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Diego in June; daily highs in Dublin reach 64°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

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 17th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Barcelona attractions planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in June, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 79°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

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
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

1
night
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 19th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then view the masterpieces at I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally view the masterpieces at Trevimage. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome online travel planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Heraklion, Greece

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally look for gifts at Irida Family Workshop.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Heraklion takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Heraklion are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Heraklion to Venice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, browse the exhibits of BMW Welt, and then explore the historical opulence of Nymphenburg Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munich driving holiday planner.

Fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in June, with highs in Munich at 72°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and then shop like a local with Covent Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our London attractions planning app .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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