21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  14​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  3​h 45​min
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
Annecy, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Dallas, United States

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Get some historical perspective at Vatican Museums and Vatican City. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning tool .

Dallas, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and train. Traveling from Dallas to Rome, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Rome is little chillier than Dallas - with highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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.
Get outdoors at Canal Grande and Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary. Doge's Palace and Museo Correr will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

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Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zurich tour itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in July; daily highs in Zurich reach 78°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Zurich to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zurich in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Annecy.

Things to do in Nice

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Villa Kerylos
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Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

2
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then explore the activities along Lac d'Annecy. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre and then work some fitness into your day at Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Annecy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nice to Annecy takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for little chillier nights in Annecy, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Annecy

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy ©
Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Paris Plage. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Le Marais, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel route tool .

Traveling by train from Annecy to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

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Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gustamps and North Laine. Visit Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms for their historical value. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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