17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 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.
Attractions like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Water Parterres, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip tool.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Montreux, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Montreux trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Montreux by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Piazza Navona will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Montreux to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 23rd (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally look for gifts at Le Perle.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice route planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

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 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace and then examine the collection at The Hofburg.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vienna day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in July: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 82°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 27th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally appreciate the history behind Franz Kafka statue. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the striking features of Romer, then take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Frankfurt, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). On the next day, take in the views from Iron Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and then admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt route website.

Fly from Prague to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30: