17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 day
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris online trip maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. November in Paris sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zurich, with lows of 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 day

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and finally see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna holiday tool.

You can take a train from Geneva to Vienna in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 day

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Salzburg road trip tool.

Take a train from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Knights’ Square). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online visit planner.

Take a train from Salzburg to Florence in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Salzburg in November; daily highs in Florence reach 61°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar (in Griante) and I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milan route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Florence in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Nightlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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