25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  9​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
train:  4​h
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
12
The Hague, Holland
— 1 night
train:  2​h
13
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
14
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Manama, Bahrain

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Rome is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Manama in August, expect nights in Rome to be much colder, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation maker app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Basilica di San Marco, Venice Free Walking Tour, Row Venice, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Venice Free Walking Tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take a tour by water with Row Venice, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice road trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Row Venice ©
Row Venice
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

few
hours
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 6th (Thu): browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to The Flower Clock, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner .

You can fly from Milan to Geneva in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in July, plan for little chillier nights in Geneva, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Grindelwald (Lieselotte Trail & First). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hohematte Park, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken driving holiday planner.

Drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Geneva in July: highs in Interlaken hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald
Highlights from your plan
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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 11th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich road trip site .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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.
Munich is known for museums, parks, historic sites, childrens museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munich trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the striking features of Romer, get great views at Main Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Munich to Frankfurt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, then admire the landmark architecture of Kolner Dom, and finally snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cologne trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Phantasialand
Highlights from your plan
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam planner .

Getting from Cologne to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
The Hague, Holland

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read The Hague tour planning app .

Traveling by bus from Amsterdam to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rotterdam Centraal Station
Highlights from your plan
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Rotterdam Centraal Station ©
Rotterdam Centraal Station

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from The Hague to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris driving holiday planning website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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