16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Austin, United States
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Austin, United States

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder.

Austin, USA to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Austin to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Austin in May; daily highs in Rome reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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 6th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning website.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris driving holiday app.

You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London tour planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in London, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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