17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 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
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, then walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, expect nights in Paris to be colder, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

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 16th (Mon): wander the streets of The Jordaan, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planning app.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 18th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Berlin day trip planning site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Prague.
Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue. On the next day, wander the streets of Lesser Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Vrtba Garden, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip site.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Budapest.
Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally make a trip to Corvin Mozi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Budapest itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 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 a bit warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Venice.
Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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 24th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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