17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): test the waters at Therme Wien, then learn about all things military at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Vienna and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Donaukanal.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vienna is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in January, things will get colder in Vienna: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Madame Tussauds Vienna ©
Madame Tussauds Vienna
Donaukanal ©
Donaukanal

3
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.
Visiting Isola Tiberina and Fiume Tevere will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Galleria Borghese and Galleria Spada. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, and indulge in some personalized pampering at AcquaMadre Hammam.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Vienna to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Spas Parks
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Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Musei Capitolini
Musei Capitolini

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Museo di San Marco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arno and Terme Antica Querciolaia. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Dievole in Vagliagli, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and relax and rejuvenate at Lungarno Beauty & SPA.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Spas Parks

Side Trips

Dievole, Terme Antica Querciolaia
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Museo di San Marco ©
Museo di San Marco

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, relax and rejuvenate at Mayan Luxury Spa Barcelona, see the top attractions with Barcelona Turisme - Afternoon in Montserrat Tour, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip app .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in January, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Spas Tours Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Museo Sorolla. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February, Madrid is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visiting Praia Grande and Guincho Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Belém Tower. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Koh Thai.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in February: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Guincho Beach, Praia Grande
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Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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