14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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 18th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Kosice, Slovakia to Venice is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kosice in July; daily highs in Venice reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 21st (Wed), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On your second day here, make a trip to Las Ramblas, then visit El Barri Gòtic, then stroll around Ciutadella Park, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid itinerary planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.