12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Bus to Boston, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Portland, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Portland to Paris. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a stroll through The Jordaan, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and then have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Skansen, appreciate the history behind Storkyrkan, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Stockholm are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 6th (Wed), take a stroll through Lesser Town, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague online day trip planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in July, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 9th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10: