12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

3
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.
You've added Musee d'Orsay, Seine River, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get the lay of the land with City Lights Tours Paris. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt Pilatus as well as Altstadt Luzern. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus and then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip maker tool .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Lucerne are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica di San Marco. On the 20th (Thu), explore the activities along Canal Grande and then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Lucerne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
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 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

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 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder tool .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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