20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cernobbio, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Newark, United States

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris travel route planning site .

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 77°F and lows about 57°F. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordaan and Zaanse Schans. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and stroll through Vondelpark.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Amsterdam are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
On the 9th (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the activities along English Garden, and then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at Starnberger See, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Amsterdam to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Munich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Starnberger See
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

Plan trip to Lucerne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Munich to Lucerne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
On the 13th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Milan driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Lucerne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Milan: highs are around 85°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Cernobbio.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pavia, Certosa di Pavia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©

5
nights
Cernobbio, Italy

Cernobbio ©
Cernobbio is a comune (municipality) in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascata del Toce and Villa del Balbianello. Change things up with these side-trips from Cernobbio: Sacro Monte (in Varallo), i Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio) and Santuario di S. Maria dei Ghirli (in Campione d'Italia). There's lots more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Turati Centro Nautico Lario, tour the pleasant surroundings at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and don't miss a visit to Parco della Rocca Borromea.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cernobbio trip planner .

Getting from Milan to Cernobbio by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cernobbio

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, Santuario di S. Maria dei Ghirli, Parco della Rocca Borromea, Faro voltiano
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Cascata del Toce ©
Cascata del Toce
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

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