17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Richmond, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Richmond, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planner.

Richmond, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
nights
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 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Pisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, then enjoy breathtaking views from Guinigi Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Pisa vacation tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Pisa sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. You will leave for Munich on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glockenspiel im Rathausturm. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Glockenspiel im Rathausturm, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Marienplatz, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire all the interesting features of Allianz Arena.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Munich tour itinerary planning website .

Fly from Pisa to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Munich is little chillier than Pisa - with highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

7
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.
You've added Moulin Rouge, Ultimate Paris Guide Tours, Like a Local in Paris, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs of Paris, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paris, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation

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