12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Rome, Italy
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Vienna, Austria
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Stockholm, Sweden
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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.
On the 27th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Luxembourg Palace, then stop by 6th Arrondissement, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of 4th Arrondissement, stop by Berthillon, then soak in style at Les Bains d'AliA, and finally take a stroll through Quartier Montparnasse.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris sightseeing planner.

Springfield, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Paris is 7 hours. Traveling from Springfield in July, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 29th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Seebad Utoquai, wander the streets of Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, then wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, and finally stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see Sermoneta Gloves, then stop by Polvere di Tempo, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mitsukoshi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 89°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping

Side Trip

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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 31st (Sat), stop by G3 Shopping Resort Gerasdorf, visit Alte Donau, admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten (Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna), get engrossed in the history at Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna, then appreciate the history behind Johann Strauss Monument, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Marx Cemetery, stroll around Kurpark, then head outdoors with Rosarium, and finally head outdoors with Badeteich Laxenburg.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vienna day trip planning app.

You can fly from Rome to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Vienna is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague journey planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Shopping · Theme Parks · Nightlife · Spas

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): wander the streets of Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat, take a stroll through Kalverstraat, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, stop by Nieuwmarkt, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally join in the after-dark buzz at No Man's Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Royal Flora Holland, then hunt for treasures at Weekmarkt Hoofddorp Centrum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at City Mall Almere.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam visit planner.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nightlife

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Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandvagen and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tyresta National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Skinnarviksberget, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church), then look for gifts at Gamla Stans Polkagriskokeri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm holiday planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips