17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  13​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  7​h 30​min
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Chennai, India


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2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 27th (Sat), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder app .

Chennai (Madras), India to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Chennai (Madras) in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Rome: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
day
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt online trip builder .

You can take a train from Rome to Zermatt in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Madrid in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Madrid sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and then stroll through Park Guell.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona visit planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at The Vrtba Garden, then wander the streets of Old Town Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Prague trip simple and quick.

Getting from Barcelona to Prague by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in November, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then choose your vessel at Flying Dutch Boats, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker site .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 9th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally make a trip to Big Ben. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our London travel planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. November in London sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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