16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  12​h 15​min
End: Detroit, United States

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.
Bring the kids along to Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip itinerary maker .

Detroit, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Detroit to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Detroit in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 59°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Vasa Museum and then see the interesting displays at Skansen. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Junibacken, get outside with Riddarholmen, then head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Dublin to Stockholm by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Stockholm is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 6th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, Venice is a bit warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
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 8th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the galleries of Welcome to Rome, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder tool .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta da Regaleira, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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