9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly
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Aachen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
5
Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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 4th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip site.

Denver, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Rome is 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: high temperatures in Rome hover around 75°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

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.
On the 6th (Thu), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of 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 the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Florence to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aachen.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Aachen, Germany

— 1 night

City of Water

Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Karlsbrunnen, explore the world behind art at Ludwig Forum, pause for some photo ops at Regenschirmdamen, pause for some serene contemplation at Citykirche St. Nikolaus, then see the interesting displays at Couven Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aachen Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Aachen using our trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Aachen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Aachen sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Aachen

Museums · Historic Sites
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Haarlem, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Stadhuis Haarlem, then don't miss a visit to Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Haarlem itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aachen to Haarlem takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum and then don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online tour planner.

Amsterdam is just a stone's throw from Haarlem. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites
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