21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Paris, France
— 8 nights
Train
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Annecy, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Evian-les-Bains, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thun, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to King Khaled International Airport

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Paris, France

— 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip builder tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Annecy.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Annecy, France

— 3 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Annecy: Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere (in Grenoble), Reve d'Eau (in Bellentre) and Cascade d'Angon (in Angon). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Annecy, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for gifts at Meyer le Chocolatier, and make a trip to La Vieille Ville.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Annecy driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Paris to Annecy in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Evian-les-Bains.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Evian-les-Bains, France

— 3 nights
Évian-les-Bains or Évian is a commune in the northern part of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.A high-market holiday resort and spa town on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), it has been visited, over two centuries, by royalty such as Kings Edward VII and George V of the United Kingdom and King Farouk of Egypt, and celebrities such as countess Anna de Noailles and Marcel Proust.HistoryBirth of an elite spa townThe springs of Evian were still rather unknown at the time of the French Revolution. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Evian-les-Bains: Lac de Vallon (in Bellevaux), Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce (in Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce) and Office of Tourism Yvoire (in Yvoire). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Leman, visit Port de Rives, see the interesting displays at Les Belvederes, and take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de L'eau du Pre Curieux.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Evian-les-Bains trip planner.

Drive from Annecy to Evian-les-Bains in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Evian-les-Bains are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thun.

Things to do in Evian-les-Bains

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Thun, Switzerland

— 6 nights
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Venture out of the city with trips to Lenk im Simmental (Sibe Brunne, Simmenfalle, &more), Bern (Anna-Seiler-Brunnen, Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, &more) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, explore the activities along Gelmersee, make a trip to The Central Church Of Thun, and take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thun tour planner.

You can drive from Evian-les-Bains to Thun in 2 hours. In July in Thun, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thun

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips