11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: George Town, Malaysia
Fly:  20 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  19 h 15 min
End: George Town, Malaysia

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route planning website .

George Town, Malaysia to Rome is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from George Town in October, you will find days in Rome are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are much colder (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre footpaths and then head outdoors with Pescaturismo a Monterosso.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally get lost in a book at Museo Correr. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice holiday website .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cinque Terre in October, plan for slightly colder days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 17th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Venice to Innsbruck in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Venice in October, expect Innsbruck to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

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night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

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You can drive from Innsbruck to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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