24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Paris, France
— 1 day
train:  5​h
4
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
bus:  9​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chicago, United States

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary website .

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

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You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Omaha Beach
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 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame

1
day
Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take a stroll through Montmartre, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, then take in the views from Pont Alexandre III, and finally wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris vacation planner.

Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

2
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): make a trip to Fernsehturm Stuttgart, then admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and finally make a trip to Palace Square.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Stuttgart takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

3
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.
Interlaken is known for adventure, nature, classes, fun & games, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, stroll around Hohematte Park, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Interlaken takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch
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Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 4th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Lion Monument and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
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.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, Venice is a bit warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
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: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Battistero di San Giovanni). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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.
On the 15th (Mon), admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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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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