12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Dubrovnik, Bus to Kotor
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Cologne
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Fly

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Big Ben, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London tour itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Paris, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

Plan my day in Barcelona using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Kotor, Montenegro

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 12th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks and then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to Kotor in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Rome in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kotor, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Kotor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kotor to Zurich by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kotor in June: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Domschatzkammer, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally walk around Forstbotanischer Garten.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cologne road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Zurich to Cologne in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Parks

Montenegro travel guide

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Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.