16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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San Diego, United States
Fly:
19​h 30​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:
5​h
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:
1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:
4​h 45​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
train:
3​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:
2​h 30​min
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:
14​h 45​min
San Diego, United States

1
day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Park Güell, then admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batlló.

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San Diego, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Barcelona, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

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La Sagrada Familia
Park Güell
Casa Batlló

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, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, admire the striking features of Vatican Museums, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

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Vatican City
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Colosseum
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain

2
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. On your second day here, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

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Uffizi Gallery
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 4th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Museumfoto, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark.

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You can fly from Florence to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in June; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

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Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark

4
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

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Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
days
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, take in the views from Tower Bridge, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Tower of London.

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Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

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Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum
Houses of Parliament

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