17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 6th (Mon), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. On the next day, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning site.

Halifax, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Halifax in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe and then admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

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Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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You can fly from Brussels to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in July; daily highs in Florence reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

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 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Palace Square. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Russian Museum. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, and don't miss a visit to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in July: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

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 17th (Fri): explore the galleries of Royal Palace, then learn about all things military at Royal Armory, then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, and finally examine the collection at Skansen. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Drottningholm Palace, examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm, then visit Stockholm Old Town, then examine the collection at The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, and finally admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 5.5 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 St. Petersburg to Stockholm is minus 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Stockholm are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Temple Bar. Change things up with a short trip to Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: stroll around St Stephens Green, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Matt Talbot Shrine.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin online trip maker.

You can fly from Stockholm to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Dublin. Traveling from Stockholm in July, you will find days in Dublin are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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