17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May: highs in Paris hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by The Jordaan, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally walk around Vondelpark. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 19th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin route maker.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 21st (Sat), wander the streets of Lesser Town, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Prague visit planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), test the waters at a local thermal spa, and make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Budapest itinerary planning site.

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Prague in May, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Shopping
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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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 25th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

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You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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