17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Memphis, United States
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Memphis, United States

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.
On the 11th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, don't miss a visit to El Cafè de la Pedrera, and then admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and then stroll through Park Güell.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona vacation builder.

Memphis, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Memphis in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough 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
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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 13th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome itinerary builder.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November in Rome, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. November in Florence sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip builder.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in November, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are slightly colder, around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, and then make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris vacation planner.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Venice in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
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 24th (Fri): admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the views from Tower Bridge, then stroll through St. James's Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In November, daily temperatures in London can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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