16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rochester, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Rochester, United States

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 18th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Vondelpark, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour planner .

Rochester, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Rochester to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rochester in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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 20th (Fri), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On your second day here, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Paris to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
On the 24th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip planning tool .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, Venice is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planning tool .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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