14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
7
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In July, Barcelona is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, stroll through Quinta da Regaleira, then take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon journey app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
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 (Fri), admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 7th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Vondelpark, then stroll through ARTIS, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Amsterdam are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zurich holiday planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Lucerne to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in July, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally make a trip to St. Mark's Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then make a trip to Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome online travel planner .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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