17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  12 h
1
Munich, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: New Delhi, India

1
day
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 18th (Thu), take a stroll through Haidhausen, then kick back and relax at Roberto Beach, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Munich is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In May, Munich is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Roberto Beach
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen

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.
On the 19th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, shop like a local with Mariahilfer Strasse, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kahlenberg.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vienna vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Munich to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Vienna

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt
Mariahilfer Strasse ©
Mariahilfer Strasse
Kahlenberg ©
Kahlenberg

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary maker.

Getting from Vienna to Zurich by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Vienna in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
On the 21st (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Foret des Soignes, explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, then stop by Pierre Marcolini, and finally look for gifts at Délices & Caprices.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels travel planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Brussels in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Nature Shopping
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Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest
Delices and Caprices ©
Delices and Caprices
Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini

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.
Le Marais and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musée d'Orsay and Musée Rodin. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and explore the activities along River Seine.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip generator.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Pitti Palace and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence will appeal to museum buffs. Family-friendly places like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Take Me Out in Tuscany & Tower of Mangia) and Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: highs in Florence hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Transportation

Side Trips

Siena, Castello di Verrazzano
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Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Kids will enjoy Palatine Hill and Trevi Fountain. Get a sense of the local culture at Vatican Museums and Colosseum. Step out of Rome to go to Anguillara Sabazia and see Sabbianera Super Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Sabbianera Super Beach
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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