22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Train
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Train
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Empuriabrava, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly

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Paris, France — 2 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet. Get some cultural insight at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and 1st Arrondissement. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts Forains, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the masterpieces at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris planning site.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Museum Plantin-Moretus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, then examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Train World, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then get to know the fascinating history of Mont des Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels visit planning site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally stop by The Jordaan.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker website.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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 8th (Sat): get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Theresienwiese, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, then see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Munich, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 10th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Bad Hirsgarten, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, then explore the world behind art at Museum Rosengart Collection, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lucerne online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lucerne to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in October, with highs in Venice at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 12th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina, take an in-depth tour of Welcome To Rome, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome online travel planner.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, brush up on your military savvy at Stibbert Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Brancacci, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan planning website.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Milan hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 night

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and finally pause for some photo ops at Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip planning app.

Getting from Milan to Monte-Carlo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Milan in October, Monte-Carlo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 18th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, then kick back and relax at Plage de la Mariniere, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary tool.

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In October, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see where the ancients bathed at Les Bains De Sherazade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, examine the collection at Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Foreign Legion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marseille online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Empuriabrava.
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Empuriabrava, Spain — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Platja de Can Comes, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Empuries, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Wine Spa.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Empuriabrava trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Empuriabrava in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Empuriabrava are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the galleries of Casa Vicens, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then stop by El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Ciutat Vella, and finally stop by El Born. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

You can drive from Empuriabrava to Barcelona in 2 hours. In October in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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