17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mahe Island, Seychelles
Drive + Fly:  16​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
End: Mahe Island, Seychelles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Colosseum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sabbianera Super Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riva di Polline.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner

Mahe Island, Seychelles to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Mahe Island to Rome, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mahe Island in June since evenings lows in Rome dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Riva di Polline, Sabbianera Super Beach
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Officine Creative Roma ©
Officine Creative Roma
Fratelli Bassetti Tessuti ©
Fratelli Bassetti Tessuti

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.
On the 21st (Sun), revel in the low prices at Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Porta della Carta, and finally steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice visit planner

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), you're off toMadrid.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet - McArthurGlen, Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): wander the streets of Gran Via.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planner

Traveling by flight from Venice to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Venice in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa del Alberche, Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama
Highlights from your plan
Playa del Alberche ©
Playa del Alberche
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

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 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La Playa de Sitges, appreciate the history behind El Cafè de la Pedrera, then steep yourself in history at Casa Batlló, and finally stop by CELLARER. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona route maker tool

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

La Playa de Sitges
Highlights from your plan
La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de Chevreloup, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

few
hours
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 30th (Tue), get outside with Piscine L'Espadon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Brussels online trip maker

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Brussels

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Etangs d'Ixelles ©
Etangs d'Ixelles

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get outside with Mediolanum Forum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planning tool

Fly from Brussels to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in June; daily highs in Milan reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Mediolanum Forum
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Mediolanum Forum ©
Mediolanum Forum

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, then kick back and relax at Seebad Eich, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, then look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne journey planning tool

You can drive from Milan to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Milan in July, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Seebad Eich, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich

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