17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Seattle, United States

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dôme Sacre Coeur, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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 31st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló and then pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then examine the collection at El Cafè de la Pedrera, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace and then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence travel planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 90°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Drottningholm Palace and Monteliusvagen are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace and Skansen. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Stockholm Old Town, take an in-depth tour of The Hallwyl Museum, see the interesting displays at Royal Armory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Langholmen.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Stockholm takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get a bit cooler in Stockholm: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum

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