17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Budapest, Hungary
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Venice, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 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.
Family-friendly places like Guinness Storehouse and St Stephens Green will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, make a trip to Merrion Square, walk around Phoenix Park, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

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Guadalajara, Mexico to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Guadalajara to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guadalajara in May, expect nights in Dublin to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Royal Armory, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Junibacken, then have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, and finally admire the striking features of Drottningholm Palace.

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You can fly from Dublin to Stockholm in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

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 7th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Budapest travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in May, with highs in Budapest at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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 9th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Palatine Hill. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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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 14th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip maker.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip maker tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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