15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto, Canada

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

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Toronto, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Zurich is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Toronto in August since evenings lows in Zurich dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome online holiday planner .

Fly from Zurich to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Rome is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Let the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and then see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Venice to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Rijksmuseum. Get some cultural insight at The Jordaan and Anne Frank House. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), wander the streets of Leidseplein, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

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Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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