17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis, United States

2
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Paris is 7 hours. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 19th (Wed), make a trip to Place d'Armes, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, make a trip to Barrio Grund, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City online travel planner .

Getting from Paris to Luxembourg City by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zurich online visit planner .

Fly from Luxembourg City to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Zurich, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, take a stroll through Trastevere, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning app .

Fly from Zurich to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in May, with highs in Rome at 75°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, and finally appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence online journey planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get curious at Deutsches Museum, explore the activities along English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munich road trip tool .

Fly from Florence to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in May: high temperatures in Munich hover around 64°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, have some family-friendly fun at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner .

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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