12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Paris, France

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.
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: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

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

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, then Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino.

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You can fly from Paris to Monte-Carlo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Monte-Carlo at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo

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 29th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip site .

You can fly from Monte-Carlo to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 31st (Tue), examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

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Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 4th (Sat), take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center.

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

Getting from Venice to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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