13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

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
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, Holland
— 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner .

San Diego, USA to Madrid is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from San Diego to Madrid, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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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), pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, and then contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome tour planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally admire the striking features 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 take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier 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 ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then make a trip to St. Mark's Square, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Pergamon Museum, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and then steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip planning app .

Fly from Venice to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and then don't miss a visit to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris online tour planner .

Fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Brouwersgracht, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam vacation planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Amsterdam hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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