20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 day
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
7
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
10
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 1 day
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights

3
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bocca della Verita, Piazza del Quirinale, Cordonata, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome sightseeing planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Rome is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in May, things will get cooler in Rome: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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

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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 11th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, admire the landmark architecture of Baptistery of St. John, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa, then get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence tour builder website.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary app.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

For maps and tourist information, read Milan holiday website.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, take a stroll through Old Town, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in May: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

1
night
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 Lucerne Bay, Bourbaki Panorama, Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Titlis.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Lucerne Bay ©
Lucerne Bay
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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.
On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll around Hohematte Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Interlaken attractions planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mini-Europe. On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Atomium, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

1
day
The Hague, The Netherlands

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag and then get in on the family fun at Madurodam.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read The Hague road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Brussels to The Hague takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam, De 9 Straatjes, Westerkerk, and other attractions. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam itinerary site.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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