16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Calgary, Canada

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, then see the interesting displays at The British Museum, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

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Calgary, Canada to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Calgary to London, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

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Madame Tussauds London ©
Madame Tussauds London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eiffel Tower as well as Louvre Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Popular historic sites such as Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Paris itinerary planning tool .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You've now added Basilica of the Sagrada Familia to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at MACBA- Museo de Arte Moderno de Barcelona, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then stroll around Parc Guell, then browse the exhibits of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit planning site .

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vatican Museums as well as Colosseum. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Galleria Russo, shop like a local with ALEFBET, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then view the masterpieces at I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then look for gifts at Gelateria Panna e Liquirizia, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
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 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, stop by Goccia Shoes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Collezione Roberto Casamonti.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

3
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gioielleria Eredi Jovon, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, get a taste of the local shopping with Scuola Dalmata S.ti Giorgio e Trifone, then take in the exciting artwork at La Biennale di Venezia - Arsenale, then take in the exciting artwork at Le Stanze del Vetro, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Giudecca 795 Art Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to London.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
You've now added Windsor Castle to your itinerary. On the 16th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, admire the striking features of Clarence House, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, then take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, then take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and finally make a trip to Harrods.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our London road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Venice to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in July; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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Windsor Castle
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Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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