16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Berlin
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online driving holiday planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Florence is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Florence, you'll gain 8.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally make a trip to Roman Forum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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 13th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Bratislava.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 1 night

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, contemplate the long history of Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then contemplate the long history of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Venice to Bratislava in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Berlin road trip planning website.

Getting from Bratislava to Berlin by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Bloemenmarkt, walk around Vondelpark, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): walk around Hyde Park, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Tower Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 21st (Sun), make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum and then wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip tool.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Slovakia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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England travel guide

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A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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