17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain

— 3 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and El Faro de Maspalomas. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Maspalomas and Playa de Mogan. Change things up with these side-trips from Maspalomas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Canteras Beach & Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour) and Barranco de Mogan (in Puerto de Mogan). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, have fun at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, relax and rejuvenate at Dobrev Wellness and Massage, and see some colorful creatures with Canary Diving Adventures.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Maspalomas trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Maspalomas reach 69°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder website.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Barcelona. In February, Barcelona is slightly colder than Maspalomas - with highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola di San Pietro are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planning tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Florence are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice route builder site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Venice sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums
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Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then make a trip to Heroes' Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in February: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 44°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Prague holiday planner.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Eiffel Tower and Pere-Lachaise Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Vincennes, and contemplate the long history of La Madeleine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in February, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (46°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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