13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: San Diego, United States


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1
day
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): walk around Parque del Retiro and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid tour itinerary maker tool.

San Diego, USA to Madrid is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (83°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Rome hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
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 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence vacation builder app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and then step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Berlin online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Venice to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie ©

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 11th (Sun), explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and then steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Brouwersgracht, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Brouwersgracht ©
Brouwersgracht

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