16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Seville, Spain
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Detroit, United States

1
day
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Sevilla.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville online tour builder .

Detroit, USA to Seville is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Seville due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in May; daily highs in Seville reach 79°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid road trip website .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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 11th (Sat), walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
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 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (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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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 15th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
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 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

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 19th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
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.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris visit planning website .

Fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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