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Europe is a fantastic place that everyone needs to see at least once in a lifetime. People always tell me I’m lucky that I live in Europe. You can travel from one country to another within just 1 or 2 hours and speak various languages. So it’s right that you can visit many European countries, even in 2 weeks.

I’ve been working as a tour manager guiding US travel groups through many European countries. Besides, I’ve been traveling a lot and exploring new countries alone. So I have a lot to share with you.

Based on my experience, I’ll give you an idea of how many European countries you can visit in 2 weeks. I’ve also created a detailed itinerary so you can skip the planning and start your journey sooner.

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How Many Countries Can You Visit In Europe In 2 Weeks? Revealed!

You can visit 9 countries in Europe in 2 weeks. That’s quite a lot, right? You can do this stress-free, seeing the highlights, enjoying the culture of each place, and eating delicious food.

To visit 9 countries in Europe in 2 weeks, you can do so by car or train. I suggest renting a car because you can visit more places in a shorter time and have flexibility. Trains are good but sometimes delayed, depending on their schedule.

Perfect Itinerary To Visit 9 Countries In Europe In 2 Weeks

If you are in for visiting 9 European countries in 2 weeks, let’s have a look at which places you visit. I’ll give you an outline with an exact itinerary, tell you how to travel from one place to another, and provide a few tips for what you can do in each place.

So here is your perfect itinerary for 2 weeks in Europe:

DAY:DESTINATION:
1.LONDON
2.EUROSTAR TRAIN LONDON-PARIS
3.PARIS
4.PARIS – BRUSSELS – AMSTERDAM
5.AMSTERDAM
6.AMSTERDAM – LUXEMBOURG
7.LUXEMBOURG
8.LUXEMBOURG – ROTTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER – SALZBURG
9.SALZBURG
10.SALZBURG – LAKE BLED
11.LAKE BLED – PREDJAMA CASTLE – PIRAN
12.PIRAN – VENICE
13.VENICE – FLORENCE
14.FLORENCE

Map Of 2-Week Itinerary With 9 European Countries

Here is a map for this big European trip. Save it to your phone and navigate to the places once you travel.

NOTE: This itinerary is very fast-paced and requires a lot of driving and a little bit of discipline. It won’t be a laid-back vacation if you want to do this. This itinerary is for those who aim to visit as many countries as possible within 2 weeks in Europe and don’t mind rushing a bit.

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How To Get To Europe & Where To Start Your Itinerary

All European capital cities have international airports, so you can start anywhere and fly to your city. We’ll start this itinerary in London.

The best and most convenient way to get to London is by plane.

London has 4 major airports: Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, and Luton. Heathrow is the largest airport, so I assume you’ll land there.

Even if you’re already in Europe and want to follow this itinerary, I suggest flying to London. The flights are affordable if you take any low-cost airline. These usually land at Stansted, Gatwick, and Luton.

Only if you’re in Paris, the best way to get to London is to take the Eurostar train. It’s convenient and fast. You’ll arrive in the center of London, St. Pancras station.

How To Get Around Europe & Make This Itinerary

The best way to get around Europe is by train and by car.

This itinerary will have a combination of both train travel and car travel. But most of it is designed as a road trip.

The only train you’ll take is from London to Paris at the beginning of the itinerary.

Afterward, you’ll rent a car in Paris and drive through Europe all the way south to Florence, Italy. Getting around by car will give you the most flexibility and help you visit those 9 countries in 2 weeks.

PRO TIP: Buy a Eurostar Train ticket for day 2. of this itinerary. Then rent a car in Paris on day 4. of this itinerary. Rent it for 10 days and return it on day 13 of this itinerary in Florence.

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How To Visit 9 Countries In Europe In 2 Weeks: Cities & Attractions

So now that we’ve got our 2-week Europe itinerary, let’s talk about each day, what to do, how to travel from one place to another, where to rent a car, and where you should sleep.

This will help you plan your trip much faster so that you can pack your bags and start your journey soon.

PRO TIP: For some attractions in each city, you’ll need to buy admission tickets in advance. I recommend booking the admissions before you travel.

Sights that need skip-the-line tickets are: London Eye, Tower of London, Sky Garden, Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise in Paris, Anne Frank House in Amsterdam with Canal Cruise, Duomo in Florence, and Uffizi Gallery.

For Anne Frank House, you must purchase the tickets at least 3 months in advance (they sell out quickly).

NOTE: A great way to see each city if you don’t have much time is by getting tickets for the Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus. You can see almost all the sights within one day and enjoy the city from the comfort of the bus. Plus you can learn a quick history about each sight.

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1. DAY: LONDON

Welcome to London. You’ll have a full day to explore the city.

Here are the top things you can visit in London. Bear in mind that you only have 1 day. Also, London is huge, so you might not see everything. But at least a few highlights are enough. So plan accordingly.

Sightseeing In London:

🔆 Tower of London
🔆 London Eye
🔆 Buckingham Palace
🔆 British Museum
🔆 Westminster Abbey
🔆 Houses of Parliament
🔆 Big Ben
🔆 Trafalgar Square
🔆 Drive A Double-Decker Bus
🔆 Natural History Museum
🔆 Shakespeare Globe
🔆 Sky Garden
🔆 St. Pancras – Harry Potter platform
🔆 Greenwich

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London & Big Ben

Suggested Itinerary For 1 Day In London

Head to the Tower of London in the morning and explore its history. Take a few photos of the famous landmark, then take a metro to Westminster.

Once you’re at Westminster, you can see Westminster Abbey from the outside. Check out the Parliament, walk to the Westminster Bridge, and admire Big Ben.

Then turn back and go to James’s Park. Enjoy a beautiful walk through this spectacular park full of animals. You may be lucky to see a parade. Then, walk towards Buckingham Palace.

Take a metro to the Pickadily Circuit and experience the bustling side of London. Go shopping or have a late lunch in Chinatown.

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Me guiding Us travel group through Europe – London

After, hop on a sightseeing double-decker bus and see London from it. It’ll give you another perspective, and you can enjoy some English sweets with tea and coffee. You’ll have to book seats for the double-decker bus in advance. Check out my skip-the-line tickets for sightseeing in London below and book the tickets.

In the evening, go to the Sky Garden, enjoy stunning city views, and drink. Another option is to go to the London Eye instead of the Sky Garden. Once you finish, I recommend heading to the Camden Market. It has one of the best street food in London and great restaurants. Enjoy typical Fish & Chips at the Poppies Fish and Chips (in Camden).

This would be your perfect visit to London in 1 day.

MUSEUMS TO VISIT: British Museum & Natural History Museum.

Skip-The-Line Tickets For London Attractions

Tower Of London
London Eye
Sightseeing Double-Decker Bus With Afternoon Tea & Sweets
London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus
Sky Gardenadmission is free of charge, but it’s compulsory to book your free ticket online in advance

Where To Stay In London: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

NOX EDGWARE ROADbudget-friendly
THE RATHBONE HOTELmid-range hotel
HAM YARD HOTELmid-range hotel
SOFITEL LONDON ST. JAMES luxury hotel
THE STAFFORD LONDON luxury hotel

2. DAY: LONDON ⇒ PARIS: EUROSTAR TRAIN

In the morning, you’ll take the famous high-speed Eurostar train. In under 2 hours and 16 minutes, you’ll admire the beautiful Eiffel Tower in Paris.

You’ll pass through the 50-km-long (31.5 miles) tunnel beneath the English Channel. You can’t see anything, but take your time to imagine where you are.

Once you arrive in Paris, you’ll still have half a day to explore it.

Take your time to check in to your accommodation and then head to the city. See at least one attraction this afternoon (I recommend the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre Museum). If you can see two, even better.

Leave the rest for day 3. You’ll have a full day to see the city again.

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Me traveling on the Eurostar Train from London to Paris

Sightseeing In Paris

🔆 Eiffel-Tower
🔆 Notre Dame Cathedral
🔆 Île de la Cité
🔆 Musée d’Orsay
🔆 Louvre Museum
🔆 Conciergerie
🔆 Luxembourg Gardens
🔆 Champs-Élysées Avenue
🔆 Arc-de-Triomphe
🔆 Montmartre & Sacré-Coeur Basilica
🔆 Center Pompidou
🔆 Catacombs
🔆 Moulin Rouge

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Me exploring Paris with a croissant

Evening Cruise On The River Seine

I highly recommend a Cruise on the River Seine in the evening. It takes one hour, and you’ll see all the famous attractions. You can either do just the sightseeing cruise or a Seine Cruise with a 3-course dinner.

PRO TIP: Start the cruise at 8:00 pm because it’s still light outside, so you can see every sight. Once you come to an end, it’ll get dark, and that’s when the Eiffel Tower starts sparkling with lights. It’s an incredible experience at the end of the cruise.

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Me with a US travel guide on the Seine River Cruise

Where To Stay In Paris: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

IBIS STYLES PARIS EIFFEL CAMBRONNEbudget-friendly
HOTEL LE RELAIS SAINT CHARLESmid-range hotel
HOTEL MARIGNAN CHAMPS-ELYSEESmid-range hotel
HOTEL ROYAL SAINT HONORE PARIS LOUVREluxury hotel

3. DAY: PARIS

Good morning to Paris. It’s much easier to navigate than London. Because the sights are closer, take advantage of your full day in Paris to see it all.

Here is my suggested itinerary for a day in Paris:

First, check out some of the museums you want in the morning, including Notre Dame.

Around lunchtime, head up to the Montmartre area and get some food. It’s one of my favorite areas in the city, with painters on the streets and cute French restaurants. Afterward, check out the Sacre-Coer Basilica, which has incredible views of Paris.

Paris Louvre Museum
Paris – Louvre Museum

In the afternoon, walk up the Champs-Élysées Avenue and get a French crêpe in a stall. Then, visit the Arc-de-Triomphe and learn about the history of the unknown soldier.

After, it’s time to return to the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a delicious French picnic. Buy a French baguette, cheese, and wine, sit down on the Champs de Mars Park, and enjoy the beauty of the Eiffel Tower.

Evening Moulin Rouge Can-Can Show

In the evening, you can attend the Moulin Rouge performance. It’s a typical French Can-Can show with actors dancing in beautiful costumes and a few acrobatic shows you’ll love.

 

4. DAY: PARIS ⇒ BRUSSELS ⇒ AMSTERDAM

This morning, you’ll have to rent a car in Paris (for 10 days). You can do so even the evening before if you have time.

Once you have your rental car, it’s time to embark on the European journey.

Firstly, drive from Paris to Brussels.

Distance Paris ⇒ Brussels by car: approx. 3 hours & 45 minutes (312 kilometers/195 miles)

Brussels

Brussels is the capital of Belgium, so now you’re already about to visit your third country.

I suggest stopping the car in the center and exploring the city for 2 days. It’s small, so you can enjoy a few sights and have lunch (don’t miss out on local French fries, Belgian waffles, and chocolate).

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Me visiting Brussels – Belgium

Sightseeing In Brussels:

🔆 Town Hall
🔆 Manneken Pis
🔆 Atomium
🔆 Grand Place

First, I recommend walking through the center, seeing the Town Hall and the Manneken Pis (a peeing man). Then have lunch and try delicious Belgian sweets.

On the way to Amsterdam, you can stop to see the famous Atomium.

After lunchtime, drive to Amsterdam.

Distance Brussels ⇒ Amsterdam by car: approx. 2 hours & 45 minutes (210 kilometers/128 miles)

Amsterdam

In the evening, check into your hotel in Amsterdam. Then, go for a walk, have a nice dinner in an Indonesian restaurant, and get a first glance at the city.

For dinner, I recommend Long Pura Restaurant. It has a beautiful setup and a cozy atmosphere, offering rijsttafel and other classic Indonesian dishes.

👉 READ ALSO: Best Direct Trains From Amsterdam To Other European Cities

Where To Stay In Amsterdam: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

GENERATOR AMSTERDAMbudget-friendly
IBIS STYLES AMSTERDAM CITYbudget-friendly hotel
MOVENPICK HOTEL AMSTERDAMmid-range hotel
NH COLLECTION AMSTERDAM FLOWER MARKETmid-range hotel
CLAYTON HOTEL AMSTERDAM AMERICANluxury hotel
HYATT REGENCY AMSTERDAMluxury hotel

5. DAY: AMSTERDAM

Good morning to Amsterdam. It’s time to enjoy some Dutch culture, food, and local landmarks.

Today, you’ll have the entire day to explore the city. So choose what you want to do from the following sightseeing options:

Sightseeing In Amsterdam

🔆 Rijksmuseum
🔆 Anne Frank Museum (book tickets at least 3 months in advance)
🔆 Van Gogh Museum
🔆 Royal Palace of Amsterdam
🔆 Red Light District
🔆 The Jordaan (historic neighborhood)
🔆 Ice Bar
🔆 Heineken Beer Museum
🔆 Canal Cruise

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Amsterdam – Netherlands

PRO TIP: If you want to visit the Anne Frank Museum, you’ll have to book your tickets online at least 3 months in advance. Don’t rely on the chance that there might be some available. It’s barely the case. So get the skip-the-line tickets online 3 months in advance to secure your spot.

Something you can’t miss in Amsterdam is the Jordaan, a charming historic neighborhood with cute cafes and boutiques.

In the evening, go for a Canal Cruise. This is a must-to-do in Amsterdam.

Skip-The-Line Tickets For Amsterdam Attractions

Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House
Ice Bar
Canal Cruise
Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus

6. DAY: AMSTERDAM ⇒ LUXEMBOURG

After your breakfast, set off on the journey again. It’ll take you around 5 hours to reach our following country.

Today, you’ll be driving from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City. You’ll step foot once more in Belgium on the way.

Distance Amsterdam ⇒ Luxembourg City by car: 4 hours & 50 minutes (411 kilometers/255 miles)

Luxembourg City

Luxembourg is a country (one of the richest in Europe), and the city is also called Luxembourg. So you’ll spend the afternoon strolling through its streets and experiencing the atmosphere of your new country (number 5 on our list).

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Luxembourg City

Where To Stay In Luxembourg City: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

GRAND HOTEL CRAVATbudget-friendly
HOTEL SIMONCINImid-range hotel
HOTEL LE PLACE D’ARMESluxury hotel

7. DAY: LUXEMBOURG CITY

Welcome to Luxembourg, one of the smallest European countries. Today, you’ll have time to relax in the middle of your European itinerary.

Luxembourg City is small, so take your time, sleep in, and you can go out and explore once you want to. Take it easy. Enjoy coffee in the Rock Solid and walk through the city’s streets.

Sightseeing In Luxembourg City

🔆 Old Town
🔆 Grand Ducal Palace
🔆 Bock Casemates
🔆 Notre-Dame Cathedral
🔆 Philharmonie Luxembourg

In the evening, have a good rest. Tomorrow, we have another big drive, visiting 2 new countries.

8. DAY: LUXEMBOURG ⇒ ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER ⇒ SALZBURG

Today, we have another big trip crossing two borders. In the morning, have a nice breakfast, and then start driving. It’ll be a long drive, stopping in a German town on the way.

Firstly, you’ll cross the border to Germany. If you want, you can make any other stop in Germany. But I highly recommend stopping in a medieval town called Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Distance Luxembourg City ⇒ Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber by car: approx. 4 hours & 15 minutes (400 kilometres/248 miles)

Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber

Rothenburg is one of the most romantic German towns, one of the most charming European cities. It’s tiny, so 2 hours are enough to explore it.

Leave your car at the parking called: Friedrich-Hörner-Weg 4

Sightseeing In Rothernburg Ob Der Tauber

🔆 The Town Wall
🔆 Market Square
🔆 Plötlein
🔆 Medieval Crime and Justice Museum
🔆 Christmas Museum
🔆 St. Jacob’s Church

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Rotthenburg ob der Tauber

One thing you have to try is a snowball. It’s a traditional local sweet, made only in this town.

Rothenburg is a really small town, so 2 hours is enough to explore it. See my sightseeing suggestions above and visit the museums or walk around its medieval walls. The Christmas Museum is also super cool.

Have lunch in the town, and then continue driving.

Distance Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber ⇒ Salzburg by car: 4 hours & 15 minutes (400 kilometres/24 miles)

Salzburg

You’ll be crossing another border to Austria in the evening. Your destination is Salzburg.

Check in to your accommodation in Salzburg, and head to the city to get the first glance and eat a delicious Austrian dinner. I recommend: Bärenwirt (traditional Austrian).

where to stay in salzburg city

Where To Stay In Salzburg: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

JUFA HOTEL SALZBURGbudget-friendly accommodation
BOUTIQUE HOTEL AM DOMmid-range hotel in the Old Town
HOTEL SACHERluxury hotel at the River Salzach overlooking Salzburg

👉 READ ALSO: Where To Stay In Salzburg: Best Areas & Hotels

9. DAY: SALZBURG

Welcome to Salzburg, one of my absolute favorite European cities. I lived in the city for 3 years while I was studying at the university. I’m sure you’ll fall in love, too.

The city has a lot to see, but one day should be enough to see most of it. So take your time, as you can explore it all day.

Sightseeing In Salzburg

🔆 Hohensalzburg Fortress
🔆 St. Peter’s Stiftskelle/old bakery
🔆 Salzburger Festspiele
🔆 Mozart Birthplace & Mozart Residence
🔆 Getreidegasse (main shopping street)
🔆 Residence Square
🔆 Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom)
🔆 Mozart Square
🔆 Mirabell Gardens

Salzburg walking tour

Suggested Itinerary For 1 Day In Salzburg

In the morning, I recommend visiting Hohensalzburg Fortress. It’s the only fortress in Europe that wasn’t attacked or destroyed in the past. You’ll get the best views of Salzburg and learn about its history, so it’s a great introduction to your visit.

After, head back to the town and visit St. Peter’s Cemetery. Once you enter, you’ll see a mill with an old bakery on your left-hand side. Go inside and see how they make bread; it’s amazing.

Then, walk through the cemetery until you reach St. Perter’s Stiftskellerthe oldest restaurant in the world. If you want, you can have dinner there tonight.

Continue to the Salzburger Festspiele (Festival House) and, from there, head to the Market’s Square

Salzburg Mirabell Gardens
Salzburg Mirabell Gardens

Afterward, walk through the famous Getreidegasse (the main shopping street in Salzburg) until you return to the Residence’s Square. You can visit Mozart’s Birthplace on the way. Afterward, see the Salzburger Dom (main cathedral).

Then, walk across the bridge (called Marco-Feingold-Steg) to the Mirabell Gardens. After the bridge, you’ll see Hotel Sacher – where you have to eat the famous Austrian chocolate cake Sacher.

Skip-The-Line Tickets For Salzburg Attractions

Hohensalzburg Fortress
Sound Of Music Tour

BONUS: Salzburg Itinerary

I’ve created a detailed 3-day itinerary for Salzburg. You can easily see the highlights in a day. So follow my Salzburg itinerary and get the most out of the city by clicking on the image below:

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10. DAY: SALZBURG ⇒ LAKE BLED

Good morning to Salzburg. Today will be a very exciting day. We’ll still spend part of it in Austria and then cross to our new country (country number on the list), Slovenia.

In the morning, I highly recommend you stay in Austria. While driving down south, visit at least one place from my article about the best day trips from Salzburg. It’s on the way, so you should check out at least one.

Here are my suggestions on what you can see while driving to Slovenia:

🔆 Salt Mines near Hallein
🔆 Ice Caves & Hohenwerfen Castle
🔆 Hallstatt

Best day trips from Salzburg Schafberg Austria
Schafberg, Austria – overlooking St. Wolfgang Lake & Salzkammergut region

Distance Salzburg ⇒ Bled by car: 2 hours & 50 minutes (240 kilometres/149 miles)

Lake Bled

In the afternoon, drive all the way to Lake Bled in Slovenia.

Lake Bled is a beautiful Slovenian lake with picturesque mountains behind it and a small abandoned island in the middle of the lake. It’s beautiful to walk around and soak up the atmosphere.

You can still go up to the Bled Castle, or just walk through the town, it’s small. Don’t forget to try traditional sweet (Kremšnita Cake).

Check in to your accommodation and have a good rest.

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Where To Stay In Lake Bled: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

PENZION PIBERNIKbudget-friendly accommodation
HOTEL STARKLmid-range hotel
ADORA LUXURY HOTELluxury hotel

👉 READ ALSO: 10 BEST Lake Bled Hotels (With Maps!)

11. DAY: LAKE BLED ⇒ PREDJAMA CASTLE ⇒ PIRAN

We’ll stay in Slovenia for now and explore its beautiful sights.

In the morning, drive from Lake Bled to Predjama Castle. Admire the beautiful Slovenian landscape and see how it changes while driving.

I recommend driving through the Triglav National Park, Vrsic Pass, and Soca Valley. It’s the most scenic drive in Slovenia, and I’m sure you’ll love it.

Explore the Predjama Castle and learn about its history on a guided tour with an audio guide. You don’t have to buy tickets in advance. Once you go there, you can pay on the spot.

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Me at the Predjama Castle

Then, drive to the small town of Piran.

Piran is a cute fishing town on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It’s very close to Italy, the last country on this list.

It has a lovely port with boats and great seafood restaurants. There are few attractions, but it has a unique atmosphere and is a great place to relax after your long drive.

So check in to your accommodation, walk around, and go to the lighthouse at the end of the town. In the evening, have a delicious dinner in one of the seafood restaurants next to the sea.

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Piran town

Where To Stay In Piran: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

ROOM AT VACATION STATION – budget-friendly apartment
OLD PIRAN FISHERMEN’S HOUSE – mid-range apartment
HOTEL PIRAN – luxury hotel

👉 READ ALSO: Epic Slovenia Itinerary: 5 Days In Slovenia

12. DAY: PIRAN ⇒ VENICE

Yet the day has come. It’s time to see one of the most beautiful countries in Europe for many – Italy. Our 9th country on the list.

In the morning, drive from Piran to Venice.

Distance Piran ⇒ Venice by car: approx. 2 hours & 20 minutes (200 kilometers/124 miles)

Venice

Once you drive to Venice, I recommend parking your car at the Piazzale Roma Parking.

Piazzale Roma Parking is the one closest to the city.

You’ll already be in the historical center of Venice, so you can start exploring immediately.

Sightseeing In Venice

🔆 St. Mark’s Square
🔆 St. Mark’s Basilica
🔆 Campanile Bell Tower
🔆 Doge’s Palace
🔆 Venetian Arsenal
🔆 Venetian Gondola Ride
🔆 Take the Vaporetto water bus & see Grand Canal
🔆 Glass-blowing art

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Venice – Gondola

Suggested Itinerary For 1 Day In Venice

Welcome to Venice, one of the most romantic places in Europe. This place’s magic is simply walking through its tiny streetsadmiring the canals, and getting lost (many times). Then stop for a pizza or pasta.

Next, drive the famous Venetian Gondola with a charming gondolier (it’s fun), and enjoy its atmosphere.

After that, I highly recommend visiting the Venetian Arsenal. It was a large naval facility when Venice had big power and supported the 4th Crusade. It was also a famous military installation producing weapons. It’s an impressive building with a great museum, so check it out.

Then, spend some time at St. Mark’s Square and visit the Campanile Bell Tower with St. Mark’s Basilica.

Venice St. Marks Square & Bell Tower Campanile
Venice St. Mark’s Square

Take advantage of glass-blowing art in Venice. Go inside a shop, and buy some beautiful glass art.

Enjoy a romantic dinner in the city, check in to your accommodation, and sleep well.

🍕 RESTAURANTS FOR DINNER: Osteria alle Testiere (great seafood restaurant), Trattoria Antiche Carampane (family-run restaurant, great seafood), Corte Sconta (romantic setup, homemade pasta, seafood).

Skip-The-Line Tickets For Venice Attractions

Gondola Ride
St. Mark’s Basilica
St. Mark’s Bell Tower (Campanille)

👉 READ ALSO: Best Of Northern Italy Itinerary: 10 Days With Tips

Where To Stay In Venice: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

HOTEL AI PIAVE
ALL’ ANGELO ART HOTEL
HOTEL DONA PALACE

13. DAY: VENICE ⇒ FLORENCE

Last but not least, we’ll visit one of the most beautiful Rennaisance Italian cities, Florence, on your 2-week Europe itinerary.

Today, you’ll have time to drive from Venice to Florence and enjoy some interesting stops on the way.

On the last day, you’ll have a full day in Florence.

Distance Veince ⇒ Florence: approx. 3 hours to 3.5 hours (260 kilometers/161 miles)

Bologna & Asmana Wellness World

You can stop in Bologna for lunch if you want. It has a beautiful city center and delicious places to eat more Italian food. Go to Ristorante Da Cesari or Trattoria Anna Maria.

Stop in the ASMANA Wellness World from Venice to Florence if you want.

I was amazed by this wellness paradise when I visited, and I highly recommend it. It has many pools, a poll bar, great saunas, waterfall showers, and massages. It also has a program for guests throughout the day.

So if you feel like relaxing, you can stop for 3 hours at the ASMANA Wellness World Firenze.

Once you arrive in Florence, check in to your accommodation. You can take a short walk in the evening and enjoy the city with a delicious dinner.

14. DAY: FLORENCE

We’ll spend our last day of this Europe itinerary in Florence for 2 weeks. It’s a gateway to one of the most beautiful regions in Italy: Tuscany.

I highly recommend staying longer and exploring some of the Tuscan highlights if you have more time. But let’s explore Florence first.

I love this city. It’s full of rich history, beautiful architecture, and delicious food.

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Me enjoying wine-tasting in Tuscany (Chianti)

Sightseeing In Florence

🔆 Uffizi Gallery
🔆 Accademia Galelery (Michelangelo’s David)
🔆 Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)
🔆 Giotto’s Campanile (Bell Tower)
🔆 Pitti Palace
🔆 Ponte Vecchio
🔆 Piazzale Michelangelo

Suggested Itinerary For 1 Day In Florence

In the morning, explore the Uffizi Gallery with the Accademia Gallery and see Michelangelo’s famous David sculpture. Learn about the Medici family, which used to be the richest and most powerful family in Italy. 

Afterward, head to the center and see the beautiful architecture of the Duomo in Florence, the cathedral. Its official name is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Then, walk up to the Giotto’s Campanile (Giotto’s Bell Tower) and enjoy stunning city views. 

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Me enjoying Florence & Focaccia

You must try delicious focaccia bread stuffed with fresh Italian ingredients such as prosciutto, mozzarella cheese, arugula, fresh pesto, pork slices, and more for lunch. You can make your focaccia. It’s so delicious that you’ll want to come back. The best place is the All’Antico Vinaio.

In the afternoon, see the Pitti Palace. It’s a collection of various museums and galleries where you can learn about Renaissance times, see clothing people used, different paintings, sculptures, and even a silverware collection.

Don’t miss the Ponte Vecchio Bridge. After, just walk around the old town and enjoy the tiny streets of Florence and its atmosphere.

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Florence – Italy

In the evening, I highly recommend walking up to the Piazzale Michelangelo. It’s the best viewing point in the city. Buy some wine before, and enjoy panoramic views of Florence’s sights from above.

RESTAURANTS IN FLORENCE:

🍕 Trattoria Sabatino (family-run restaurant serving homemade pasta)
🍕 Ristorante del Fagioli (for steak Florentine & Tuscan cuisine)

Where To Stay In Florence: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

PONTEVECCHIO RELAIS – budget-friendly apartment
FH55 GRAND HOTEL MEDITERRANEO – mid-range apartment
25 HOURS HOTEL FLORENCE – luxury hotel
HOTEL UNGHERESE SMALL LUXURY HOTELluxury hotel

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Practical Tips For Visiting Europe

To help you plan your visit to Europen even more, I have some more tips for you. See when the best time to visit is, what budget you’ll need, and get some safety tips.

Entry Requirements To Europe

When traveling to Europe, ensure your passport is over 8 months old. Many airlines won’t even take you on board when you have a passport that’s due to expire in 6 months.

You might need a Visa to enter Europe. Check iVisa if you need one. It’ll show you additional documents you’ll need to enter Europe.

Most European countries are in the Schengen Zone, meaning there are no border controls, and you can just cross from one country to another. With all the countries on this itinerary, you can freely cross without border checks.

Check if you need Visa and other documents to enter Europe here.

Best Time To Visit Europe

Best time to visit Europe is April, May, beginning of June, September, and October. These months are less crowded than the summer, and shoulder months like April and October are also much cheaper.

I don’t recommend visiting Europe in the summertime, especially in July and August, as everything is crowded and overpriced.

It also depends on what you want to do. If you want to go hiking in the Alps, the best time would be the end of June, July, August, and September. Because these months are without snow and the mountain huts are open.

December is also a perfect time to visit Europe as you can enjoy its magical Christmas markets.

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Me enjoying Switzerland in September

Budget You’ll Need For A 2-Week European Trip

The budget for a 2-week trip to Europe per person (mid-range traveler) is $3295. This is a very realistic budget for mid-range travelers who want to stay in nice hotels, rent a car to travel conveniently, and enjoy each location’s activities.

Here is a breakdown of this itinerary budget for each travel category:

Accommodation: $80 per night p.p. (on average) in a nice mid-range hotel = $1120 per person
Rental Car: for 10 days (Day 2. – 12.) = $1250 (couple)
Gas: approx. 400 EUR for the entire trip (couple)
Food & Drinks: $25 per day p.p. = $350 per person
Activities & Attractions: approx $200 per person

So the total budget for a 2-week European trip (visiting 9 countries), without restricting yourself too much and enjoying everything the country offers, is $3295 per person.

Budget Breakdwon For Each Traveler Type

Here is a quick overview of a budget for every type of traveler:

➡ 10-day itinerary budget for backpackers and travelers on the budget: $1000
➡ 10-day itinerary budget for mid-range travelers: $3295
➡ 10-day itinerary budget for luxury travelers: up to $6000

NOTE: This is an approximate budget based on my calculations and spending during my trips in Europe. The budget will vary based on every traveler’s preferences.

Is Europe Safe?

Yes, Europe is a relatively safe place to visit. I’ve been traveling around for over 15 years, and nothing happened to me (I haven’t even been pickpocketed once). I always feel safe.

There are some potential crime and scams you need to be aware of. But if you use common sense, you’ll be safe and shouldn’t worry.

In big cities, be aware of pickpockets, when you’re traveling by metro or are in touristy areas, always keep your bags closed and your phones in a bag (not in your pockets).

But other than that, in most cities, you can walk outside at night without worrying too much.

FAQs

I’ve also answered some frequently asked questions about a 2-week European trip. Check my answers below:

How Much Of Europe Can I Travel In 2 Weeks?

You can travel almost half of Europe in 2 weeks. Visiting 9 to 13 European countries in 2 weeks is possible. You would need to rush a bit, but it’s possible. The best way is to rent a car, be flexible, and create your own schedule.

What Is The Best Way To See Europe In 2 Weeks?

The best way to see Europe in 2 weeks is by car or train. I recommend renting a car if you want to explore the hidden gems of Europe, mountains, and smaller towns. It’ll give you flexibility and trains won’t usually take you to the smaller places and mountainous areas.

If you want to visit bigger cities, the best way to explore Europe is by train.

How Many Countries Can You Visit In Europe In 2 Weeks From UK?

You can visit 9 countries in 2 weeks in Europe, starting in UK. You’ll visit the UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, and Italy.

Is 2 Weeks Enough To Travel Europe?

No, 2 weeks are not enough to explore Europe. Even though Europe might seem to be small, it has so many hidden gems and places to explore. So you would need at least a month to travel to Europe. Select an area of Europe you want to explore based on your interests, and book your trip.

WRAP-UP: 2-Weeks In Europe Itinerary

This is my ultimate 2-week European itinerary for everyone who wants to visit as many countries as possible on a 14-day European adventure. You’ll explore 9 beautiful countries, each offering different things. Whether you’re a city lover, nature enthusiast, a historian, or a cultural body, you’ll get to explore it all.

If you have any questions or need help planning your trip, contact me at info(at)voicesoftravel.com. I’ll gladly help you.

Happy Travels!

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About the author: Nicoletta is a travel enthusiast and passionate language learner. While traveling, she loves to connect with locals using her language skills to learn about new cultures. Look for her skiing, hiking in the mountains, or exploring new destinations as she designs travel itineraries for her clients.

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