17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Fly + train:  5​h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 15​min
8
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Avignon, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Lyon, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h
11
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
London, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h
End: San Francisco, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary planning website .

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to London. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

1
day
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 15th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, stroll through Ufschotti Park, and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lucerne day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Lucerne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Lucerne are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Beaches
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Tue), wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

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

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In July, Venice is somewhat warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Pisa.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pisa trip itinerary website .

Drive from Venice to Pisa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Pisa sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning tower Pisa ©
Leaning tower Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), stroll through Park Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip tool .

Fly from Pisa to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Pisa in July, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally make a trip to Santa Justa Lift.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Barcelona in July, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

1
night
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland.

Find out how to plan Nice trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Lisbon to Nice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Lisbon in July, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Marineland
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Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland

1
night
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Place de l'Horloge, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Avignon online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Place de l'Horloge ©
Place de l'Horloge

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Plan trip to Lyon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Avignon to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toParis.

Things to do in Lyon

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games
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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, and examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris tour planning tool .

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

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hours
London, United Kingdom

London ©
To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read London tour builder site .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in London are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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