16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  5 h
5
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris visit planner .

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Paris is 6 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Leidseplein, then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planning app .

Fly from Amsterdam to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence journey planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di castiglione and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ravello visit planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ravello, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fornillo, Le Vigne di Raito
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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 12th (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary app .

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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 14th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): stroll around Parc Guell, then see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour itinerary 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 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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