18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 day
train:  6​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Bengaluru, India

1
day
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then get great views at Gornergrat.

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Bengaluru, India to Zermatt is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Zermatt is minus 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Outdoors Scenic Drive
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Campo and Siena Cathedral. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Torre del Mangia in Siena, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Florence in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 5th (Wed), contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally step off the mainland to explore Isola di Burano.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice trip builder .

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Walking tours

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schönbrunn Zoo. On the next day, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in September, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), then don't miss a visit to Altstadt von Salzburg, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Atomium, then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and then don't miss a visit to Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally make a trip to Bois de la Cambre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brussels online day trip planner .

Fly from Salzburg to Brussels in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

3
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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