53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Dortmund, Germany
— 1 night
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Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) and Jardins d'Angelique (in Montmain). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip site.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 5 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Catedral Primada, &more) and Balloon Rides (in Segovia). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in June: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 36°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tossa de Mar (Vila Vella (Old Town) & Platja mar menuda), PlayVR Lloret (in Lloret de Mar) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and walk around Ciutadella Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at Azur Wine Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice online holiday planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Nice sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations (in Soriano nel Cimino) and Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and pause for some photo ops at La Pieta.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday builder tool.

Getting from Nice to Rome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 2 nights

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll around Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and then examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama). Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Galleria Sabauda, admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Getting from Rome to Turin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in July: high temperatures in Turin hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more) and Como (Basilica di San Fedele & Basilica di Sant'Abbondio). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, examine the collection at Civic Archaeological Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in July, you will find days in Milan are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, stroll through Riffelsee, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Milan to Zermatt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald itinerary planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

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Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bern to Zurich by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nuremberg (Kaiserburg Nurnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munich online visit planner.

Fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Dortmund.
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Dortmund, Germany — 1 night

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the striking features of Phonix West, admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, and then admire the landmark architecture of Das Alte Hafenamt.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dortmund trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Dortmund in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Dortmund are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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