24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Manama, Bahrain

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Take a break from the city and head to Paloma Beach and Marineland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Tourrettes-sur-Loup (in Tourrettes-sur-Loup) and Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes and contemplate the long history of Villa Grecque Kerylos.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip website .

Manama, Bahrain to Nice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Nice is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Manama in July, expect nights in Nice to be little chillier, around 25°C, while days are cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Marineland, Haut de Cagnes, Promenade Le Corbusier, Villa Kerylos
Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat and then contemplate the waterfront views at Klingnauer Stausee. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt).

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Zurich by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zurich when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Klingnauer Stausee
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Klingnauer Stausee ©
Klingnauer Stausee
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

4
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Aare Gorge and Kleine Scheidegg. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm. Go for a jaunt from Interlaken to Grindelwald to see The Eiger Trail about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Fall, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kleine Scheidegg, Lake Brienz, Staubbach Waterfall, Aare Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 27th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz and then identify plant and animal life at Walderlebnispfad. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Andechs Monastery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad St. Alban.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich route builder tool .

You can drive from Interlaken to Munich in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Walderlebnispfad, Andechs Monastery, Strandbad St. Alban
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad St. Alban ©
Strandbad St. Alban
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

4
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.
Visiting Canal Grande and Laguna Veneta will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di San Marco and Ponte dei Sospiri. There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Mark's Square, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and San Gimignano 1300. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with a short trip to Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo in Bagni di San Filippo (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
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.
Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Citta del Vaticano and Grotte di Falvaterra. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Monte Velino in Avezzano, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Grotte di Falvaterra, Riserva Naturale Monte Velino
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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