17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 day
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Family-friendly places like Goethe House and Main Tower will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Wurzburg (Hofkirche, Würzburg Residence, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Romer, take in the views from Iron Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Frankfurt, and get a new perspective on nature at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg).

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip website.

Columbus, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Frankfurt is 6 hours. In April, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

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.
On the 4th (Mon), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and then explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in April, with highs in Rome at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Pisa.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa, don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pisa trip site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Pisa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Pisa

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice road trip website.

You can drive from Pisa to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 1 night
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 9th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, then meet the residents at Auf der Pirsch nach Hirsch, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zugspitze.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen travel planner.

Drive from Venice to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Garmisch-Partenkirchen when traveling from Venice in April, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Frankfurt, Germany

— 3 nights

Mainhattan

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Romer, get great views at Main Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and finally steep yourself in history at Goethe House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum Embankment, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Frankfurt, then take in the views from Iron Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt holiday planner.

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Frankfurt by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Heidelberg, Germany

— 1 day

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then admire the natural beauty at Schwetzingen Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Speyer Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Technik Museum Speyer.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg driving holiday app.

Drive from Frankfurt to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Heidelberg to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Dusseldorf, Germany

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 15th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, and then wander the streets of Konigsallee.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. April in Dusseldorf sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

On the 16th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Romer and then make a trip to Main Tower.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip maker website.

Drive from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17: