13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Phoenix, United States
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Phoenix, United States

1
day
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 26th (Tue), race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inverness day trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Inverness is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Phoenix to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in May, expect Inverness to be colder, temps between 58°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then trek along Lost Valley Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Glencoe
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Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Calton Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close. On the next day, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and finally appreciate the history behind Scott Monument.

Discover how to plan a Edinburgh trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Nature Parks
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Photography Tours
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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 30th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our London road trip website .

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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 1st (Mon): stop by Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome route app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 84°F and lows about 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera and then stop by El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planning tool .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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