17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Columbus, United States
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  4​h 15​min
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  16​h
End: Columbus, United States

3
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.
Eiffel Tower has been added to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Paris Plage. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, explore the activities along Seine River, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Columbus, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Columbus to Paris. Traveling from Columbus in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Paris, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and then identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and then see the interesting displays at Swiss Museum of Transport.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lucerne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Biosphaere Entlebuch ©
Biosphaere Entlebuch
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken road trip website .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): hit the slopes at Rosshutte and then identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Speckeria, stop by House of tea and coffee, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bergisel Ski Jump, and finally stroll through Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Interlaken to Innsbruck in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Rosshutte, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Swarovski Kristallwelten
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Rosshutte ©
Rosshutte
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Blue Moon, stop by BrAgora, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then stop by Raggio Veneziano, and finally stop by Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice tour website .

You can drive from Innsbruck to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Innsbruck in July, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Blue Moon
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
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 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. On the next day, look for gifts at Goccia Shoes, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and then stroll through Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Beaches Parks
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, then wander the streets of Trastevere, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome visit planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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