16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Portland, United States

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, stroll through Vondelpark, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through ARTIS and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam travel route planning app .

Portland, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for little chillier days in Amsterdam, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip website .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London trip planner .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 14th (Sat), examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum, then stroll through Phoenix Park, and then steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Croke Park Stadium, then stroll through St. Stephen's Green, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Dublin at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planning site .

Getting from Dublin to Barcelona by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 84°F and lows about 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
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 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect little chillier with lows of 65°F in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 20th (Fri), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Skansen, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and then get outside with Riddarholmen. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, then find something for the whole family at Grona Lunds Tivoli, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal Armory.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Stockholm trip planning website .

Getting from Rome to Stockholm by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Stockholm reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Nightlife
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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