17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker tool.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication, then examine the collection at Klingendes Museum, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva, examine the collection at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Rigassi by SOON, and finally appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bern vacation site.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Bern in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Paris in March since evenings lows in Bern dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

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 8th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Rialto 79, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Bern to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bern in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Venice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Rome, Italy

— 3 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Venice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. March in Rome sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 2 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, then wander the streets of Dalt Vila, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Ibiza. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Edificio Las Boas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Esglesia de Sant Domingo, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Rome to Ibiza Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stop by El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.