18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  12 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
2
Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Ravenna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
8
Pirmasens, Germany
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Philadelphia, United States

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker app.

Philadelphia, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in April: highs in Paris hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 5th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, try to win big at Casino de Montreux, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, thengo for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Montreux journey builder tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Montreux in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Montreux

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

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.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, thenexplore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, thensee La Casa Maledetta, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Montreux to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thenadmire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally make a trip to Ratto della Sabina. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, thentake in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planning app.

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ravenna.

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
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

1
night
Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Safari Ravenna, thenexamine the collection at Archiepiscopal Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravenna itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Ravenna in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daytime highs in Ravenna are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 14th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, thenexplore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Zoo Zurich.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zurich online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in April, with highs in Zurich at 58°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Pirmasens.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
day
Pirmasens, Germany

Pirmasens ©
Pirmasens is an independent town in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, near the border with France. On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at WAWI-Schoko-Welt Pirmasens, thenwalk around Strecktal Park, and then engage your brain at Dynamikum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pirmasens trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Pirmasens takes 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pirmasens

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dynamikum ©
Dynamikum
Strecktal Park ©
Strecktal Park

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