20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
10
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Train:  1​h
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

3
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.
You've added Bocca della Verita, Piazza del Quirinale, Cordonata, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online sightseeing planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rome is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Rome is much colder than Kuwait City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Camposanto, steep yourself in history at Battistero, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel website .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
day
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, wander the streets of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Milan to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in May, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lucerne Bay, Bourbaki Panorama, Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Titlis.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lucerne road trip app .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Titlis ©
Titlis
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll around Hohematte Park, then head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip website .

Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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.
On the 20th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris online day trip planner .

Getting from Interlaken to Paris by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
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.
You've now added Mini-Europe to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Atomium, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brussels online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
day
The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag and then steep yourself in history at Madurodam.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our The Hague trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Brussels to The Hague in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam, De 9 Straatjes, Westerkerk, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from The Hague to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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