17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  6 h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  4 h 30 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
4
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
train:  3 h
6
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  8 h 15 min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 1 day
train:  4 h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 day
train:  4 h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 1 day
train:  5 h
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
train:  2 h 30 min
11
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
train:  2 h 30 min
12
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  3 h 45 min
13
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
14
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
15
Genoa, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 45 min
16
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
17
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Porto, Portugal

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greyfriars Kirk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, then get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Holyrood Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Grassmarket.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Porto, Portugal to Edinburgh is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. In August, Edinburgh is little chillier than Porto - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:
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Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums
Grassmarket ©
Grassmarket

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night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Borough Market, explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally stop by Westminster.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Portuguese Synagogue, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, then admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from London to Amsterdam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

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hours
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gross St. Martin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gereon's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Ursula, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Three Kings.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cologne trip planning website.

Drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Cologne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Gross St. Martin ©
Gross St. Martin
St. Ursula ©
St. Ursula
Saint Gereon's Basilica ©
Saint Gereon's Basilica

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night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dreikonigskirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), and then explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt journey website.

You can take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Dreikonigskirche ©
Dreikonigskirche
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt ©
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) ©
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

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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 19th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Die Hackeschen Hoefe, kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, then wander the streets of Mitte, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin, get outside with Strandbad Wannsee, admire the natural beauty at Potsdam's Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Sanssouci Palace, then make a trip to Neues Palais, and finally steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial.

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Getting from Frankfurt to Berlin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Potsdam
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Gemaldegalerie ©
Gemaldegalerie
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears

1
day
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and finally explore the world behind art at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu).

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Krakow holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Berlin to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Planty Park ©
Planty Park
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley

1
day
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 22nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then explore the world behind art at Narodni Galerie Praha, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Prague road trip planning website.

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

1
day
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, then get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and finally examine the collection at Time Travel Vienna.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien ©
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien

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night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 24th (Tue), wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally examine the collection at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the views from Triple Bridge, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, hunt for treasures at Ljubljana Central Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), then get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle
Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev) ©
Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev)

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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 26th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, then visit Campo del Ghetto, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in August since evenings lows in Venice dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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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.
For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome visit planning tool.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli ©
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence itinerary website.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Museo Nazionale del Bargello ©
Museo Nazionale del Bargello

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Genoa holiday website.

You can drive from Florence to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Genoa, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco ©
Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco
Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato ©

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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 29th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planning app.

Getting from Genoa to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Milan when traveling from Genoa in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take a stroll through Niederdorf, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac, then stop by Schanzengraben Canal, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zurich journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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