14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train + Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
New York City, United States

3
days
Rome, Italy

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, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rome is 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

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Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum
Pantheon

3
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Uffizi Gallery
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
Venice, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso and then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Venice sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

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Porta della Carta
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco

2
days
Barcelona, Spain

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 29th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at La Boqueria, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batlló, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll through Park Güell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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La Sagrada Familia
Park Güell
Casa Batlló

2
days
Paris, France

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 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum and then see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Dôme Sacre Coeur, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paris when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower
Musée d'Orsay