13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route builder tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Museums
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

Capital of Europe

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 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. October in Brussels sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Place de la Concorde, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip builder.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Milan.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Milan tour planner.

Fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Shopping
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome itinerary maker app.

Fly from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milan in October: highs in Rome hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally stop by Cuor di Pelle Leather Shop.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Interlaken.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): browse the exhibits of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten). Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for gifts at Whiskyness, then take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Interlaken takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in October; daily highs in Interlaken reach 57°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Tours
Side Trips
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, and then look for gifts at Barenland. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhine Falls, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip app.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 37°F.
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Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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