16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
subway + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
End: Tehran, Iran

2
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.
On the 25th (Sun), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome online visit planner .

Tehran, Iran to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tehran to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tehran in August: high temperatures in Rome hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence sightseeing website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lucerne trip planner .

Drive from Venice to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Lucerne at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Lucerne to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, then make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder tool .

You can fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Nymphenburg Palace, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then make a trip to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, and finally admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip tool .

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Ungerer Bad ©
Ungerer Bad
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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