19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
10
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1
night
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 13th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, then admire the landmark architecture of Luxembourg Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, then explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, and then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, Paris is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Luxembourg Palace ©
Luxembourg Palace

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 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then head outdoors with Hallenbad City, then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Zurich attractions app.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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 17th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge and then see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Interlaken sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Interlaken

Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Aare Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck attractions site.

You can drive from Interlaken to Innsbruck in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alpenzoo ©
Alpenzoo
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Rathaus, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna visit planner.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 21st (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrinska rozhledna, and then snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Petrinska rozhledna ©
Petrinska rozhledna

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", take an in-depth tour of Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), then explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bucharest tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Prague to Bucharest in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Prague in May, you will find days in Bucharest are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) ©
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Bucharest to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Venice. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

1
night
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then stroll around Parco Regionale Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Pisa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Piazza del Duomo
Highlights from your plan
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Camposanto ©
Camposanto

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence driving holiday tool.

Take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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