17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  1​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Diego, United States

3
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.
You've added Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, browse the exhibits of Royal Observatory Greenwich, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from The View from The Shard, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London day trip planning website .

San Diego, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Diego to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect London to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
You've added Campo de' Fiori, Galleria Borghese, Musei Capitolini, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip site .

Getting from London to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Rome hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
You've added Giardini Reali, Torre dell'Orologio, Fondamenta Zattere, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, wander the streets of Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, see a show at Teatro La Fenice, then contemplate the long history of Fondamenta Zattere, and finally admire the natural beauty at Giardini Reali. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio.

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You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yellow Bike Tours & Rental. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Keukenhof in Lisse--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in April: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seine River, Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Pantheon. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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