17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train
4
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
6
Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
7
Positano, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry
8
Capri, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Monte-Carlo
9
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Shuttle to Nice, Fly to Lisbon
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 1 night
Bus to Lleida Estacion de Renfe, Train to Madrid
13
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip site.

Dallas, USA to Milan is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Milan. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect Milan to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Shopping
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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 3rd (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

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 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 7th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome trip maker app.

You can fly from Pisa to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pisa in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vatican City.
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Vatican City, Italy — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the history behind La Pieta, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatican City online trip itinerary maker.

Vatican City is very close to Rome. May in Vatican City sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 1 night

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally stop by Nana' Positano.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Positano day trip planner.

You can drive from Vatican City to Positano in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.
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Capri, Italy — 1 night

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): trek along Fortini Coastal Walk, Head underground at Blue Grotto, contemplate the long history of Villa San Michele, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, then make a trip to Via Krupp, and finally explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri online holiday builder.

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.
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Side Trip
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 night

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 11th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and then appreciate the history behind Hector Berlioz Statue.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Monte-Carlo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Capri in May, you will find days in Monte-Carlo are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.
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Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

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 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Lisbon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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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 13th (Sat), stop by Itaca L"Art del Poble, stroll around Parc Guell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally take a stroll through Las Ramblas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Barcelona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Andorra la Vella.
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra — 1 night

Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
On the 15th (Mon), walk around Parc Central, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S. Santa Coloma, then pause for some photo ops at La Noblesse du Temps, and finally look for gifts at Pyrenees Andorra.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Andorra la Vella online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Andorra la Vella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

Find out how to plan Madrid trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Andorra la Vella to Madrid in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Monaco travel guide

4.1
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Andorra travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
Andorra's wild popularity among tourists can be attributed to its gently sloped ski resorts, extensive hiking trails, and duty-free shopping. The skyline features the ubiquitous outline of the rugged Pyrenees mountain range, with average elevations of 1,996 m (6,549 ft). Tranquillity and relaxation ensue at altitudes of 1,000 m (3,281 ft) at the well-known Caldea Spa Complex, distinguished by its elegant glass spires. If you prefer a little retail therapy, try the duty-free shopping in the capital city Andorra la Vella's bustling avenues. Sightseeing includes Romaneque churches, shrines, and historic houses, including a replica of the famous statue of Our Lady of Meritxell, which was destroyed in a 1972 fire. Andorra's Catalan culture, including folk dances and music, is very much alive today in the town of Sant Julià de Lòria.
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