19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  8​h 30​min
4
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
train:  8​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  6​h
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Atlanta, United States

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teatro La Fenice. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then catch a live performance at Teatro La Fenice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): explore the galleries of Doge's Palace and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice route builder website .

Atlanta, USA to Venice is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Venice. In December, Venice is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence journey planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vieux Monaco as well as Top Car Monaco. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Prince's Palace, then make a trip to Place du Palais, and then try your luck at Casino Cafe de Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, get outside with Top Car Monaco, take an in-depth tour of Musee D’Anthropologie Prehistorique, then contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, then examine the collection at Princess Grace Irish Library, and finally shop like a local with Chocolaterie de Monaco.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monaco-Ville road trip planning site .

Fly from Rome to Monaco-Ville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, Monaco-Ville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee
Vieux Monaco ©
Vieux Monaco

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parc de Montjuic. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, browse the exhibits of Parc de Montjuic, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder website .

You can fly from Monaco-Ville to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Barcelona are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

4
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.
Visit the Hidden Paris has been added to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Île de la Cité. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Conciergerie, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 47°F and 37°F. You'll set off for Lucerne on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

5
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungfraujoch as well as Guided City Tour of Lucerne. Step out of the city life by going to Maennlichen and Aare Gorge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Restiturm and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Paris to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Lucerne is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 40°F and lows of 29°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Meiringen, Maennlichen, Jungfraujoch
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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