12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  7 h
End: Cairo, Egypt


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1
day
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip app.

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in February, expect Rome to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. On your second day here, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip website.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in February, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at La Statue de Marguerite de Navarre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip maker app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in March; daily highs in Paris reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, don't miss a visit to Dam Square, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
day
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
On the 8th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in March: high temperatures in Rome hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Welcome to Rome ©
Welcome to Rome
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

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