29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Mannheim, Germany
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Mannheim, Germany
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Mannheim, Germany
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Mannheim, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll around Lindenhofplatz. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then don't miss a visit to Hauptbahnhof, and then take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip builder.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne road trip planning tool.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

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 6th (Wed): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally ponder the world of politics at Rathaus Bern. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Mannheim.
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Mannheim, Germany — 2 nights

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S. military personnel, and the site of a large university.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hike along Philosopher’s Walk and then trek along Pfalzer Mandelpfad. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Vortex Garten Mathildenhohe, then explore the ancient world of Messel Pit Fossil Site, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuit Kirche.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mannheim journey planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Mannheim in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes I Navigli. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Explore your travel options from Mannheim to Milan with the Route module. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice day trip tool.

Getting from Milan to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Citta Alta and Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. Visit Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore for their historical value. Explore Milan further: test your team's savvy at La Casa Maledetta, pause for some serene contemplation at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mannheim.
Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife
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Mannheim, Germany — 2 nights

On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, then stroll around Mannheimer Wasserturm, and finally look for gifts at Kurfursten Parfumerie.

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Explore your travel options from Milan to Mannheim with the Route module. Traveling from Milan in July, expect Mannheim to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 18°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the activities along Seine River, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mannheim to Paris. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mannheim.
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Mannheim, Germany — 2 nights

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mannheim online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paris to Mannheim. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Atomium, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then wander the streets of Place St. Gery, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mannheim to Brussels. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mannheim in July: highs in Brussels hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Zandvoort aan Zee and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Leidseplein. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online route planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Mannheim.
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Mannheim, Germany — 1 night

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mannheim day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amsterdam to Mannheim. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mannheim, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.