16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Paphos, Cyprus
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

1
day
Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Coral Bay, and then explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paphos road trip app .

New Delhi, India to Paphos is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. Traveling from New Delhi to Paphos, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for colder days in Paphos, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trip

Coral Bay
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Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
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.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip planner .

Fly from Paphos to Rome in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence online trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Rue d'Antibes and then wander the streets of La Croisette. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Avenue Jean Medecin, then admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nice route planning site .

Getting from Florence to Nice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cannes
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online travel route planner .

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to Leidseplein and Albert Cuyp Marketfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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