16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
End: Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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 4th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online tour planner .

Bournemouth, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bournemouth to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Bournemouth in August, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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 6th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice trip maker website .

Getting from Barcelona to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Venice, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 8th (Thu), make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums and then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at National Garden, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Athens attractions website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Mon), snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and then cool off at Palatinus Strandfürdő. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest road trip app .

Getting from Athens to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Budapest. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Budapest to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, then brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and finally examine the collection at Skansen. On your second day here, head off the coast to Sandhamn, wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, then head outdoors with Riddarholmen, and finally get in on the family fun at Junibacken.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect Stockholm to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will enjoy Kilmainham Gaol and St Stephens Green. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online route planner .

You can fly from Stockholm to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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