16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: New Delhi, India

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel guide.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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 4th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then stop by Conditorei Schober, then make a trip to Grossmunster, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt) and then stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zurich travel guide.

Traveling by train from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster
Friedhof Fluntern ©
Friedhof Fluntern

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St. Mark's Square. Get a sense of the local culture at Doges' Palace and Accademia Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Grand Canal, steep yourself in history at Bridge of Sighs, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel guide.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Uffizi Gallery and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique and Goccia Shoes. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, look for gifts at Janniderma, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel guide.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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.
Colosseum and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Passeggiata di Gianicolo. The adventure continues: make a trip to Pantheon, stop by Paciotti Salumeria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome travel guide.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Las Ramblas and Casa Batlló. Do your shopping at VOM FASS BARCELONA and La Boqueria. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, stop by Casa Gispert, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, and admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona travel guide.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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