14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
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Vienna, Austria
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Petit Palais and Atelier des Lumieres. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Grand Canal & The Royal Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip tool.

Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee Barbier-Mueller, get a taste of the local shopping with MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, stop by La Chocolaterie de Geneve, see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva online route maker.

Fly from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. September in Geneva sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Bourbaki Panorama, explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Rapperswil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Zoological Museum, stop by Maurice de Mauriac, then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, then take a stroll through Niederdorf, and finally make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, visit Cannaregio, then explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, then admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Melk Abbey. Get some historical perspective at Belvedere Palace and Ringstrasse. Get out of town with these interesting Vienna side-trips: Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and enjoy some diversion at Time Travel Vienna.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, Vienna is little chillier than Venice - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.