17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker website.

Dublin, Ireland to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Venice. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in May; daily highs in Venice reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Bled, Slovenia

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bled Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bled journey planning app.

You can drive from Venice to Bled in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bled, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 14th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace and then appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Split online route planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Split takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Split. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik travel planner.

Fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ravello.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Ravello, Italy

— 1 night
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, awaken your taste buds at Amalfi Coast Drive, then stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Ravello takes 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 gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Ravello. Traveling from Athens in May, expect nights in Ravello to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, take a stroll through Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in May, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.

Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.