16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Chicago, United States

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in May, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 17th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
On the 19th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Made In Salerno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte, then head outdoors with Cilento, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Paestum Ruins.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salerno trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Rome to Salerno in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salerno, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Fira.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Ravello, Le Vigne di Raito, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Paestum Ruins
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and stroll through Red Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira road trip planning app .

You can fly from Salerno to Fira in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salerno to Fira due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Fira are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

1
night
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 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation maker tool .

Getting from Fira to Venice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Venice is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fira in May since evenings lows in Venice dip to 55°F. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London online attractions planner .

You can fly from Venice to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Venice to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in May, things will get little chillier in London: highs are around 62°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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