19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Boise, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 day
train:  4​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Boise, United States

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rietberg Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online day trip planner .

Boise, USA to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Boise to Zurich, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boise in September, expect nights in Zurich to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 4th (Wed), get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, take in panoramic vistas at Schynige Platte, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get great views at Bergrestaurant Aellfluh, and then trek along The Eiger Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken vacation maker app .

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Schynige Platte, Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
day
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 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, then stroll through Beach Bar Stella Marina, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Cinque Terre takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In September, Cinque Terre is somewhat warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors
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Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Beach Bar Stella Marina ©
Beach Bar Stella Marina
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munich road trip planning website .

Fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in September; daily highs in Munich reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip site .

Getting from Munich to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Munich in September, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and then stroll through Park Guell.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online tour planner .

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Barcelona at 79°F and lows at 65°F. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums 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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