16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Hever Castle & Gardens (in Hever) and Shoreham Art Gallery (in Shoreham-by-Sea). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, get engrossed in the history at Jewel House, explore the engaging exhibits at Pollock's Toy Museum & Shop, and look for gifts at Paul Smith No.9 Albemarle Street.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to London, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in London at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Maison de Victor Hugo, take an in-depth tour of National Archives, then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Malmaison and then browse the exhibits of Bois Preau.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. Pantheon and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa d'Este in Tivoli, approximately Tivoli away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get engrossed in the history at Crypta Balbi, and explore the galleries of Villa Farnesina.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 18th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Marathon Battlefield & Burial Mound, admire the striking features of Parthenon, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then wander the streets of Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Athens City Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Stoa of Attalos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 21st (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History of Bern, see the interesting displays at Swiss Brand Museum, then explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Detonation, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then take in the exciting artwork at Contemporary Art Gallery (Kunsthalle Bern), and finally take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bern holiday planning app.

You can fly from Athens to Bern in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Bern is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in May: highs in Bern hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.