17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Budapest, Hungary
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip maker site.

Newark, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Lisbon is 5 hours. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the next day, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Rome.

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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome trip tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami . Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip site.

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in September, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are a bit warmer (72°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budapest road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in September, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Prague.

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 15th (Wed), stop by Lesser Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a stroll through The Jordaan, stroll around Vondelpark, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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