15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe itinerary planner

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome visit planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rome is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in September, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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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 17th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice online visit planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

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 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salzburg online road trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in September: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Berlin vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

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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 23rd (Thu): stop by The Jordaan, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally walk around Vondelpark. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Paris, France

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Le Marais, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

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