17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Bus to Cincinnati, Bus to Covington, Fly to Paris CDG
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Lucerne
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train to Napoli Centrale, Fly to Columbus

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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eiffel Tower. Family-friendly places like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe will thrill your kids. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

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Columbus, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Columbus to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in July, Paris is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Ufschotti Park, then shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, and then identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and then look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

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Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Wildlife

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 22nd (Sun), stroll through Rosshutte and then identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm. On your second day here, look for gifts at Speckeria, then stop by House of Tea & Coffee, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bergisel Ski Jump, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

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You can drive from Interlaken to Innsbruck in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll through Blue Moon, stop by Bragora, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then stop by Raggio Veneziano, and finally look for gifts at Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Innsbruck in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 87°F and lows about 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale, and then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Goccia Shoes, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then stroll through Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip maker.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art 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 some stellar pictures from Colle del Gianicolo, stop by Trastevere, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. 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 · Nature

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.