24 days in Western Europe Itinerary

24 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 day
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
You've added Pont de l'Archeveche, Place de la Concorde, Parc du Champ de Mars, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

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Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

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Nice, France

— 3 nights

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.
You've added Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, Plage de Pampelonne, La Ponche Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to La Croisette in Cannes, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Nice is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 76°F and lows of 65°F. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore as well as Spiaggia di Fegina. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then take a stroll around Vernazza, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cinque Terre, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nice to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for little chillier nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Pisa, Italy

— 1 day
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Camposanto as well as Battistero di San Giovanni. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally stroll the grounds of Camposanto.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa travel route site.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes SeSto on Arno Bar, Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Fontana del Porcellino, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Via Appia Antica, Terme di Caracalla, and other attractions. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Positano.

Things to do in Rome

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Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Drive & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Sorrento (St Francis Church and Convent & Piazza Tasso) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Positano trip maker site.

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in October since evenings lows in Positano dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Capri, Italy

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, get great views at Monte Solaro, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, then don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, Head underground at White Grotta, Head underground at Blue Grotto, then stroll through Marina Grande Public Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Villa Lysis.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Capri online itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Capri in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Capri, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Eremitani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then take in nature's colorful creations at Padua Botanical Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice online tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Capri in October, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

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.
For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Milan online journey planner.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Milan are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You'll set off for Interlaken on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Milan

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then stop by Mad Cow, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Getting from Milan to Interlaken by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in October: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 57°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich sightseeing planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.