17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  15​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  9​h 45​min
2
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at British Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Churchill War Rooms. Keep things going the next day: browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Globe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the London holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to London. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect London to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Ravello Arte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, then stop by Nana' Positano, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Ravello tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from London to Ravello. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Ravello. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Ravello hover around 85°F and lows are around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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.
Popular historic sites such as Palatine Hill and Colosseum are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza Navona and Pantheon. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, take a stroll through Via Condotti, and admire the striking features of Sistine Chapel.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Ravello in August, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pitti Palace and Uffizi Gallery. Bring the kids along to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno. Change things up with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and make a trip to Mercato Centrale.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation builder.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
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.
On the 12th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take a stroll through Cannaregio, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice vacation builder.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Florence in August, plan for slightly colder days in Venice, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, see the interesting displays at Skansen, then step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, then admire the landmark architecture of German Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Stockholm itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Venice to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Stockholm at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

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