16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
8
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
train + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon) and The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning app .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Paris is minus 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Maintenon, The Trianons & The Hamlet
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online visit planner .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Nice reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, Villa Kerylos
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Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi
St Nicholas Cathedral ©
St Nicholas Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

Make your Rome itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally make a trip to St. Mark's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
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 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan travel route builder tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo
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Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo ©
Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, race across the water with a speed boat tour, head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Interlaken trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Milan to Interlaken takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in October, things will get a bit cooler in Interlaken: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Speed Boats Tours

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night
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 15th (Thu): admire the striking features of Gross St. Martin, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Three Kings, and finally delve into the distant past at Praetorium.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cologne tour planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Interlaken to Cologne in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Cologne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
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Gross St. Martin ©
Gross St. Martin
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings

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