22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Lauterbrunnen
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Fly
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Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 2 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen day trip planning website.

Cincinnati, USA to Lauterbrunnen is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Lauterbrunnen is 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Como.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Como, Italy — 2 nights

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, and then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo) and then look for gifts at Peter Ci Abbigliamento.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Como day trip planning site.

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Como by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Como can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Fira.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Fira, Greece — 1 night

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

Getting from Como to Fira by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Como to Fira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Como in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 74°F in Fira. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Amalfi.
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Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Amalfi, Italy — 4 nights

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Fornillo, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, get a tailor-made plan with Amalfi Coast Drive, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fira to Amalfi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Amalfi. In July, daytime highs in Amalfi are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli. Here are some ideas for day two: race across the water with a speed boat tour and then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Naples trip planner.

Drive from Amalfi to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Naples, with lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome vacation maker website.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to St Martin Cathedral (in Lucca) and Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Food Tours). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Florence road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally browse for treasures at Gioielleria Eredi Jovon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip app.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in July, with highs in Paris at 79°F and lows at 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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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.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Province of Florence travel guide

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Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants (as at 2013), expanding to over 1,520,000 in the metropolitan area.Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and the Historic Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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