17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin), India
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Valletta, Malta
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Kochi (Cochin), India

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Plage du Butin and Disneyland Paris will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Change things up with a short trip to Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning site .

Kochi (Cochin), India to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Paris is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in October, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, The Trianons & The Hamlet, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, Plage du Butin
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zurich tour builder app .

Fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), wander the streets of Cannaregio, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: high temperatures in Venice hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome journey planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Valletta, Malta

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mellieha Beach. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Archaeology, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Valletta trip maker tool .

You can fly from Rome to Valletta in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Rome in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Valletta, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Valletta

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Mdina Old City, Mellieha Beach, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Mosta Parish
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) ©
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

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