17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Saint-Tropez, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
5
Pamplona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  4​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Charlotte, United States

1
day
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt driving holiday app .

Charlotte, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in August, expect Frankfurt to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites
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4
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Gigaro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Tropez: Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres) and Plage des Esclamandes (in Saint-Aygulf). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint-Tropez online attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Frankfurt to Saint-Tropez. When traveling from Frankfurt in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint-Tropez, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Chartreuse de la Verne, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Uffizi Galleries. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Florence takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
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 Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sistine Chapel, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pamplona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. On the 15th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Parque de La Taconera and then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Castillo.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pamplona day trip planning app .

You can fly from Rome to Pamplona in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get slightly colder in Pamplona: highs are around 84°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Room Escape Games

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Pamplona to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Pamplona in August, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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