17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Fly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Le Marais, stroll through Île de la Cité, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions planner.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for much colder days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 3°C. You will leave for Interlaken on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), take a tour by water with Hightide Kayak School. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Central Railroad Station, admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern, and then stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Interlaken reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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 25th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Interlaken in December, expect nights in Lucerne to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 5°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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You can drive from Lucerne to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. When traveling from Lucerne in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 28th (Mon), take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and then examine the collection at Doge's Palace. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take a stroll through Cannaregio, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stop by Oneiro Jewelry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, explore the galleries of Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fira vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Fira takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fira when traveling from Rome in January, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Athens holiday planner.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Fira in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Athens. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.