12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

New York City, United States
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 15​min
New York City, United States

2
days
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, then see the interesting displays at Skansen, and then get engrossed in the history at The Hallwyl Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Drottningholm Palace, explore the world behind art at Millesgården, then get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace, then examine the collection at Royal Armory, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

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New York City, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Stockholm. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Millesgården
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Appreciate the collections at Casa Batlló and Casa Milà. Get a sense of the local culture at El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. There's lots more to do: stroll through La Barceloneta, admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Park Güell, and see the interesting displays at Picasso Museum.

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You can fly from Stockholm to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Barcelona at 78°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
Casa Batlló ©
Casa Batlló
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence tour planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Florence by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: highs in Florence hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

3
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
St. Peter's Basilica and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Vatican Museums and Borghese Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Foro di Augusto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Louis of the French.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums

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