18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Show Low, United States
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
5
Cernobbio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Mandello del Lario, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Show Low, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stop by Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip tool.

Show Low, USA to Paris is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Show Low to Paris. Traveling from Show Low in May, Paris is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, thenmake a trip to The Flower Clock, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Paris to Geneva by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, admire the landmark architecture of Markuskirche, thentake in the views from Chapel Bridge, thenpause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne road trip planning app.

Drive from Geneva to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zurich
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, thenget engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, thencontemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Salzburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cernobbio.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

2
nights
Cernobbio, Italy

Cernobbio ©
Cernobbio is a comune (municipality) in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and then hike along Sentee di Sort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, see the interesting displays at Villa Bernasconi, and then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Valle.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cernobbio trip tool.

Getting from Salzburg to Cernobbio by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Salzburg in June, expect Cernobbio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mandello del Lario.

Things to do in Cernobbio

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese
Highlights from your plan
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese ©
Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese

2
nights
Mandello del Lario, Italy

Mandello del Lario ©
Mandello del Lario is an Italian town and comune in the province of Lecco, in Lombardy, on the Como Lake.Since 1921, Mandello del Lario has been home to Moto Guzzi—the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, now a subsidiary of Piaggio & Co. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mandello del Lario: Orrido di Bellano (in Bellano), Bellagio (I Giardini di Villa Melzi & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Madonna del Ghisallo (in Magreglio). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lago di Como, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Lorenzo, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mandello del Lario driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cernobbio to Mandello del Lario in 1.5 hours. June in Mandello del Lario sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Mandello del Lario

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bellagio, Castello di Vezio, Orrido di Bellano, Villa Monastero, Madonna del Ghisallo
Highlights from your plan
Anything But Work ©
Anything But Work
I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Milan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mandello del Lario to Milan takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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