16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
5
Kamari, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, thenappreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, thensteep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, thenstop by Île de la Cité, and then steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris road trip website.

Invercargill, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 35-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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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 9th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, thentake a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Palatine Hill and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, shop like a local with Trevimage, visit Trastevere, and stop by Serra.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online road trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenadmire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thenhunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, thenbrowse for treasures at Pitti Mosaici, thenstop by 100% Birbe, and finally view the masterpieces at Collezione Roberto Casamonti.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Florence sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kamari.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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nights
Kamari, Greece

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, stop by Sand Lily Boutique, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gabbiano Nero. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

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Fly from Florence to Kamari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Florence to Kamari. Traveling from Florence in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Kamari. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Kamari

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Sand Lily Boutique, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, thenadmire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then visit Old Town. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Mythenquai, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kamari to Zurich takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kamari to Zurich. In January, Zurich is a bit cooler than Kamari - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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