18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Schengen, Luxembourg
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Krakow road trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Krakow is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Krakow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in July, expect nights in Krakow to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai, and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner .

Getting from Krakow to Zurich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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.
Visit Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Schengen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
day
Schengen, Luxembourg

Schengen
Schengen is a small wine-making town and commune in far south-eastern Luxembourg, on the western bank of the river Moselle, near the tripoint where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet. For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Schengen online trip planner .

You can drive from Paris to Schengen in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Schengen can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off toNice.

Things to do in Schengen

Museums Wildlife Parks
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2
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Castel Plage and Paloma Beach. Popular historic sites such as Vieille Ville and Chapelle Saint Hospice are in your itinerary. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Promenade du Soleil (in Menton) and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs (in Peillon). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Eden Plage Mala, contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eze Sur Mer Strand.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip site .

Explore your travel options from Schengen to Nice with the Route module. Traveling from Schengen in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Eze Sur Mer Strand, Villa Kerylos, Promenade du Soleil, Eden Plage Mala
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Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Paloma Beach ©
Paloma Beach

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Nice to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

4
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.
Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take a stroll through Trastevere, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome online journey planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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