12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  13​h
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Vancouver, Canada

3
days
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.
Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary builder .

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Paris. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

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Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online route maker .

Getting from Paris to Rome by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

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

1
day
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 7th (Sat), explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila "La Pedrera".

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Amsterdam.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
days
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 9th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally stop by The American Book Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in April, with highs in Amsterdam at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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