17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On your second day here, make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Rome trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Rome due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in April: high temperatures in Rome hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

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
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.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 30th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona vacation builder .

Fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. April in Barcelona sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

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 Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, then contemplate the long history of Jeronimos Monastery, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Santa Justa Lift, then wander the streets of Alfama, then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally see the interesting displays at National Tile Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
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 appreciate attractions like Phoenix Park and Kilmainham Gaol. And it doesn't end there: stroll through St. Stephen's Green, explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Dublin

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

1
night
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, then examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, and finally examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with National Gallery of Denmark, explore the galleries of Rosenborg Castle, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Dublin to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek ©
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
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 9th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Junibacken, examine the collection at Skansen, and then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Royal Armory, then get outside with Riddarholmen, and finally kick back and relax at Langholmen.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stockholm day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Nature Parks
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

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