15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Subway + Foot + Bus:  11 h
4
Olympia, Greece
— 1 day
+4
Bus + Foot + Subway + Train + Fly:  10 h 45 min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, & more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich road trip tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Zurich is 9 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Zurich at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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 2nd (Thu), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through The Eiger Trail, then have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, and then stroll around Hohematte Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken tour planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Fun & Games Adventure

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Venice by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Interlaken in July; daily highs in Venice reach 87°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
day
Olympia, Greece

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Archaeological Site of Olympia, then learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then explore and take pictures at Klio's Honey Farm, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia vacation builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Venice to Olympia in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Venice to Olympia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Olympia

Wineries Historic Sites
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Hermes by Praxiteles
Hermes by Praxiteles

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Olympia to Paris takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Olympia in July, with highs in Paris at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
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