14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly to Vienna International Airport, Drive to Melk
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Melk, Austria
— 1 night
Drive to Vienna International Airport, Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Venice is 6 hours. When traveling from Montreal in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melk.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Transportation · Tours

Side Trip

Melk, Austria

— 1 night
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Hinterhaus Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Benediktinerstift Göttweig, then delve into the distant past at Burgruine Aggstein, and finally admire the striking features of Melk Abbey. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Wehrkirche St. Michael, step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Duernstein, then hike along Weinweg Langenlois, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melk trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Venice to Melk. Traveling from Venice in July, expect nights in Melk to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Appreciate the collections at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Patek Philippe Museum. Chaplin's World and House of Basketball are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Geneva day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Melk to Geneva with the Route module. Traveling from Melk in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Geneva, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Théâtre gallo-romain. Go for a jaunt from Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saone to see Plan D'Eau de Bordelan about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and make a trip to Fresque des Lyonnais.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Lyon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Lyon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Lower Austria travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Specialty Museums
The country's largest province, Lower Austria, offers tourists a taste of Austrian history, culture, and scenery. This region is actually situated in the northernmost part of the country, but was named for its location downriver along the Danube. Take part in outdoor recreation or relax at a top-quality vineyard. Like much of Austria, this region hosts forests and mountains and is dotted with castles and lakes. Additional attractions include museums of traditional handicrafts, a historical abbey, and the nation's newest capital town.