17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Family-friendly places like Vasa Museum and Drottningholm Palace will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Skansen, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, take an in-depth tour of Nordiska museet, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Stockholm are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Junibacken ©
Junibacken
Grona Lunds Tivoli ©
Grona Lunds Tivoli

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and then admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, walk around St Stephens Green, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Dublin due to the time zone difference. July in Dublin sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then walk around Parc Guell, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in July since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
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.
Attractions like Colosseum and Welcome to Rome make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, delve into the mystery of Catacombe di San Callisto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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