17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Athens, Greece
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Fira, Greece
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain

— 1 day

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary planning website.

Newark, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Madrid is 6 hours. In February, Madrid is somewhat warmer than Newark - with highs of 52°F and lows of 37°F. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder.

Getting from Madrid to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in February: highs in Amsterdam hover around 44°F, while lows dip to 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Athens.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 18th (Fri), visit Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Athens holiday builder.

Fly from Amsterdam to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Athens due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in February, with highs in Athens at 60°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Fira, Greece

— 1 night
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 20th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and then look for gifts at Eponymo.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fira road trip tool.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

— 4 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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Rome. Traveling from Fira in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 41°F in Rome. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence vacation website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:

Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in February, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 46°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more). Enjoy Madrid some more: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip maker tool.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (52°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.