16 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

16 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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16 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Newark, United States
Drive:  30​min
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
Capri, Italy
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + shuttle + Fly:  5​h
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
Playa d'en Bossa, Spain
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Newark, United States

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 16th (Sun), wander the streets of Fifth Avenue and then explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday planner.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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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 18th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally make a trip to Pantheon.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from New York City to Rome with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Naples.

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Historic Sites

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Basilica di San Pietro
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. On the 19th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Complesso Museale di Santa Chiara, then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum, and then make a trip to Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.

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Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Ruins of Herculaneum
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Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum
Cloister of Santa Chiara ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara

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Capri, Italy

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, look for gifts at Eco Capri, then make a trip to Chiesa di santo Stefano, then look for gifts at Carthusia, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Capri trip generator.

You can ride a ferry from Naples to Capri in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Positano.

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Shopping Parks Nature

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Anacapri
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Ceramiche Tavassi
Ceramiche Tavassi
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele

3
days
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Step out of the city life by going to Lido Capo di Conca and Kayaking & Canoeing. Head to Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and I love Positano home designfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo, and stop by Nana' Positano.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Positano tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Positano takes an hour. In July in Positano, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
days
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 24th (Mon), take a stroll through Cannaregio and then take a stroll around Isola di Burano. On the next day, make a trip to St. Mark's Square, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Doges' Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice travel itinerary creator.

Do a combination of train and flight from Positano to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Positano in July: highs in Venice hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

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Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Isola di Burano
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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

3
days
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 historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and La Sagrada Familia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Las Ramblas and Park Güell. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Casa Milà, appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), and go for a walk through Passeig de Gracia.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Venice to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Playa d'en Bossa.

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El Cafè de la Pedrera ©
El Cafè de la Pedrera
La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
Casa Batlló ©
Casa Batlló

1
day
Playa d'en Bossa, Spain

Playa d'en Bossa ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castle of Ibiza and then stroll through Playa de Ses Salines.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa d'en Bossa custom trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Playa d'en Bossa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Ibiza Town
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Playa de Ses Salines ©
Playa de Ses Salines
Castle of Ibiza ©
Castle of Ibiza

1
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madrid custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Playa d'en Bossa to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. July in Madrid sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

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Museo Nacional del Prado ©
Museo Nacional del Prado
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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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 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

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 (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
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Rossio Square

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