20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  12 h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
train:  4 h 30 min
3
Wengen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  5 h
7
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chartres Cathedral and Île de la Cité. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
You've added Lyon Bike Tour, Théâtre gallo-romain, Musee Miniature et Cinema, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, wander the streets of Croix-Rousse, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, thensee the interesting displays at Institut & Musee Lumiere, and finally examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lyon online route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. July in Lyon sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 63°F at night. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wengen.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

3
nights
Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grindelwald-First and Trümmelbachfälle. Change things up with these side-trips from Wengen: Rhone Glacier (in Gletsch) and Lauterbrunnen Village (in Lauterbrunnen).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wengen trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lyon to Wengen. Traveling from Lyon in July, things will get a bit cooler in Wengen: highs are around 75°F and lows about 56°F. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Wengen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Rhone Glacier, Grindelwald-First
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Rhone Glacier ©
Rhone Glacier

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel route app.

You can drive from Wengen to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums
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Limmat ©
Limmat
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Grawa Wasserfall and then identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten and then go deep underground at Schwazer Silberbergwerk.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck road trip site.

Drive from Zurich to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Leutascher Geisterklamm, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Grawa Wasserfall, Schwazer Silberbergwerk
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Grawa Wasserfall ©
Grawa Wasserfall
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Schwazer Silberbergwerk ©
Schwazer Silberbergwerk

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salzburg vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Gollinger Wasserfall
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Gollinger Wasserfall ©
Gollinger Wasserfall

2
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 19th (Thu), see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, thendon't miss a visit to Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, and then explore the activities along Lago di Tenno. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Verona journey planning website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Verona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Salzburg in July, with highs in Verona at 88°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gardaland Park, Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, Castello Scaligero, Lago di Tenno
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Lago di Tenno ©
Lago di Tenno
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine

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 21st (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Torre dell'Orologio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, thenexplore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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