9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour builder tool .

San Francisco, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In April, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online road trip planner .

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Rome at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 10th (Fri): walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Las Ramblas, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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