25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: San Francisco, United States


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4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. St. Peter's Basilica and Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarquinia (Necropoli di Tarquinia & Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning website .

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tarquinia, St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paestum Ruins and Lupanar. Visit Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pompeii: Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, and steep yourself in history at Forum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pompeii day trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Paestum Ruins
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, don't miss a visit to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Pompeii to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk, and then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel route planner.

You can fly from Venice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in June, things will get little chillier in Amsterdam: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Explore hidden gems such as Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Sanssouci Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Classic Remise Berlin. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Palace of Tears, steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, and admire the architecture and history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip maker site .

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sanssouci Palace, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears

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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Army Museum and Ile Saint-Louis. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres.

Plan a Paris trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Paris sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Churchill War Rooms and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. National Gallery and The Courtauld Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Highclere Castle (in Newbury), Winchester City Mill (in Winchester) and Jane Austen's House Museum (in Chawton). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, get your bearings at British Library, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London journey builder .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for little chillier days in London, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Winchester City Mill, Highclere Castle, Jane Austen's House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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