21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Troyes, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris route maker website.

Mexico City, Mexico to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bruges tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

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.
Before you visit Luxembourg City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Bruges to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Rothenburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On your second day here, stroll around Burggarten, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), contemplate the long history of Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg journey planner.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Rothenburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Innsbruck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 26th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Oreficeria Boscolo Gioie, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Innsbruck to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Innsbruck in July; daily highs in Venice reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, Milan is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bern.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, explore the activities along Aare River, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bern tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Milan to Bern by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get slightly colder in Bern: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Colmar, France

— 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Explore Colmar's surroundings by going to Kintzheim (La Montagne des Singes & La Volerie des Aigles) and Lac de Gerardmer (in Gerardmer). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Old Town, stop by Little Venice, get engrossed in the history at Musée d'Unterlinden, and examine the collection at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colmar travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Colmar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Colmar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Troyes.

Things to do in Colmar

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Troyes, France

— 1 night

Jerusalem of Stained Glass

Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Troyes tour planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Troyes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Troyes sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites

Paris, France

City of Light

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation maker site.

You can drive from Troyes to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for home on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.