17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
1
Rouen, France
— 1 day
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Nice, France
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  6​h
4
Capri, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Seattle, United States


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day
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rouen journey app .

Seattle, USA to Rouen is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Rouen is 9 hours. In August, Rouen is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Paris.

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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Louvre Museum. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

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Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Capri.

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Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Capri day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Nice to Capri in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in August: highs in Capri hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Sorrento.
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Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone

1
night
Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sorrento trip planner .

Traveling by car from Capri to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

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Wine Tours & Tastings

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 20th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planner .

Do a combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
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Pantheon

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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 22nd (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

You can plan Florence trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
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2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

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Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Salzburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Venice to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in August: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Prague.

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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Petrinska rozhledna.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Prague vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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