17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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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 3rd (Fri), have fun and explore at Welcome To Rome, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome journey builder app.

Chennai, India to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in March; daily highs in Rome reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and then make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Venice to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Maria Madrugas, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get into the urban bustle at Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB, take a stroll through Alfama, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Berlin to Lisbon in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Lisbon. March in Lisbon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 14th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor. On your second day here, walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in March, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, visit Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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