17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Let the collections at Lord's Cricket Ground and Barbican Centre capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kenwood House and Bank of England Museum. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Charterhouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Primrose Hill, explore the world behind art at Sir John Soane's Museum, and contemplate the long history of Royal Mews.

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

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to London, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in London, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Memorial de Dormans 14-18 and Museum of the Surrender. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de Montmartre and National Museum of Natural History. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Passy-Grigny to see Champagne Dom Caudron about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage, get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, stop by Quartier de l'Opera, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Louis des Invalides.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris online route planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Moai Beach and Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali. For shopping fun, head to Centro Commerciale Porta di Roma or Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Bau Beach in Maccarese--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna, examine the collection at Complesso del Vittoriano, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip site.

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Erechtheion and Komboloi Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology and Archaeological Museum of Corinth. Venture out of the city with trips to Nafplio (Nafplio National Gallery & Church of Agios Spyridonas), Ktima Palivou (in Nemea) and Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vouliagmeni Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, and see some colorful creatures with Seahorse Dive Center.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Athens sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips