16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
Sydney, Australia

3
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria in Trastevere, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rome is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

1
day
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 17th (Tue): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice trip builder site .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Venice sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila "La Pedrera", then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Park Guell.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona travel planner.

You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Paris.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
days
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

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
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and then stroll through Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum and then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Breweries, #Parks
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

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