17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  12​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna itinerary maker site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Vienna is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, with highs in Vienna at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 21st (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salzburg road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Untersberg
Untersberg

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get curious at Deutsches Museum, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Munich route maker website .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Munich are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Zurich trip builder .

You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: high temperatures in Florence hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the striking features of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens and then wander the streets of Plaka. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, and then see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 29th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and then wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Athens to Edinburgh in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Athens in October, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and then head outdoors with Moose X-Training Ltd. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally make a trip to Big Ben.

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Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris journey builder app .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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