16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Nice, France
— 3 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary site.

San Francisco, USA to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Nice, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni & Piazza del Campo). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in March since evenings lows in Florence dip to 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Bern.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 14th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): walk around Gurten, then admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, then take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle.

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Traveling by flight from Florence to Bern takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Bern is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 53°F and lows of 31°F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gruyeres Castle
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Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Gurten ©
Gurten

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Barenpark (in Bern) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barenpark, Titlis
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Titlis ©
Titlis
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Zurich

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

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Lisbon. Traveling from Zurich in March, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife
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