16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train + bus:  5​h
5
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, then take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On your second day here, wander the streets of Rossio Square, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and then admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon itinerary maker app .

Cairo, Egypt to Lisbon is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Lisbon, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect Lisbon to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Park and National Palace of Pena
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor some retail therapy. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planning website .

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Rue d'Antibes and then wander the streets of La Croisette. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at Coco Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Nice reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Le mura di Lucca and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siena Cathedral and The Baptistery of St. John. Change things up with a short trip to Piazza del Campo in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Nice to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, get some fabulous bargains at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo.

Before you visit Ravello, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in October, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fornillo
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Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Visit Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona for their historical value. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the ancient world of Foro di Augusto, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planning website .

Do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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