17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Tours, France
— Few hours
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Seattle, United States

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night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for gifts at OPG Sardi, look for gifts at Medusa Gift and Art Shop, stop by Clara Stones, then stop by Tedi, then stop by Kokula Art and Craft Shop, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool .

Seattle, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Dubrovnik is 9 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Kokula Art and Craft Shop ©
Kokula Art and Craft Shop
Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Art by Stjepko ©
Art by Stjepko

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Galleria Borghese and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #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
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.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, then make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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 22nd (Thu), snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then make a trip to Old Town Square, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague attractions planner .

Fly from Venice to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in March, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 49°F and lows about 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Maspalomas.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square

3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa de Las Canteras and then kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa de Amadores, then kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, and then look for gifts at Compania de la Galleta.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Maspalomas online vacation maker .

Fly from Prague to Maspalomas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. In March, Maspalomas is warmer than Prague - with highs of 71°F and lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Maspalomas

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Tresor Noir, Compania de la Galleta, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Las Canteras
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Playa de Las Canteras ©
Playa de Las Canteras
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

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.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning tool .

Getting from Maspalomas to Paris by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Maspalomas to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Maspalomas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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hours
Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Tours trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Tours in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tours

#Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Langeais
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Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

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