23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland


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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne route planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bern trip website .

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Bern sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 21st (Sat), stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt holiday builder website .

Take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the striking features of Castello Sforzesco. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

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Getting from Zermatt to Milan by train takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower and then make a trip to Louvre Museum. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris journey builder tool .

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Milan in September, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and then make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

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nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online route builder .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice journey planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and make a trip to Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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