23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Santa Ana, United States
Drive + Fly:  15 h
1
Paris, France
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
Fly:  5 h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Interlaken, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
8
Kandersteg, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
9
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h
11
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
Train:  45 min
12
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
13
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 30 min
14
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
15
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
16
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
17
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
18
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
19
Ghent, Belgium
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 30 min
20
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
21
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Reno, United States

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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.
To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker tool.

Santa Ana, USA to Paris is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Santa Ana in September, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Atomium and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral and then indulge your taste buds at BE O Markt.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghent day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Ghent are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Shopping
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BE O Markt ©
BE O Markt

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brussels vacation planning site.

Getting from Ghent to Brussels by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich vacation builder app.

You can fly from Brussels to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the views from Chapel Bridge, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): stop by Altstadt Luzern, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, then snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

Planning Lucerne trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lucerne are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Interlaken trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Interlaken sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kandersteg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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Kandersteg, Switzerland

Kandersteg ©
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Trummer Woodcarving and then snap pictures at Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kandersteg holiday builder.

Getting from Interlaken to Kandersteg by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Kandersteg

Shopping

Side Trips

Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, Trummer Woodcarving
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Trummer Woodcarving ©
Trummer Woodcarving
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke ©
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument and then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern day trip tool.

You can drive from Kandersteg to Bern in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.
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Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
Zahringerdenkmal monument ©
Zahringerdenkmal monument

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
On the 6th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zurich day trip site.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites
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Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels online day trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll set off for Ghent on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ghent tour planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brussels day trip website.

Take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 8th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome vacation site.

Getting from Brussels to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in October, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 73°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence vacation maker site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 12th (Sat), get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then make a trip to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, and finally don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, then trek along Cinque Terre Trails, and finally hike along Cinque Terre footpaths.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cinque Terre in October, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, then walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online attractions planner.

Getting from Venice to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in October: highs in Amsterdam hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent
To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ghent road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Ghent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for London on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Ghent

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Big Ben, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Ghent to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ghent to London. In October in London, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Enjoy Paris some more: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

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

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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