16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: El Paso, United States
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: El Paso, United States

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Spire, then get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then walk around St Stephens Green, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dublin itinerary maker site .

El Paso, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. When traveling from El Paso in May, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tower of London, then make a trip to Big Ben, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally kick back and relax at Omaha Beach. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then browse the exhibits of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Omaha Beach
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Nice day trip site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bayeux to Nice in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in May: high temperatures in Nice hover around 69°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Nice in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner .

You can fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in May; daily highs in Zurich reach 65°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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