24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Fly:  32​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris journey builder app .

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to Paris is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Papua New Guinea Time (PGT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Moresby in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Duinreservaat Castricum and then kick back and relax at Strand Egmond aan Zee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Strand Egmond aan Zee, Duinreservaat Castricum, Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee
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Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee

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 19th (Mon): shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Lucerne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Lucerne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Faunistico le Cornelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Certosa di Pavia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, then examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Milan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Basilica San Michele Maggiore, Certosa di Pavia, Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take a stroll through Cannaregio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, see the interesting displays at Ca' Rezzonico, then don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro, and finally stop by Casin dei Nobili Showroom.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stop by New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

Find out how to plan Venice trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory
Highlights from your plan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Pitti Palace and Uffizi Galleries. Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and The Baptistery of St. John are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence journey maker site .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Giardino del lago and then stroll through Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Calypso Beach Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome visit planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach, Calypso Beach Village, Giardino del lago
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica
Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach ©

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro del Paradiso, and finally take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Positano road trip site .

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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