17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Alfama, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online tour itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Lisbon is 5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in March, with highs in Lisbon at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 16th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then walk around Parc Guell, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome journey builder tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 20th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice route planning website.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, engage your brain at Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. On your second day here, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

Before you visit Budapest, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Venice to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Venice in March, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Prague road trip planning site.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Budapest in March, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

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 25th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower and then discover the magic at Disneyland Paris.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris route app.

Fly from Prague to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, stroll around Phoenix Park, take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge, and make a trip to Wall of Fame.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Dublin is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29: