25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Westminster and Tulleys Farm. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greenwich and Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, stop by South Bank, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and explore the world behind art at Saatchi Gallery.

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Perth, Australia to London is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Trastevere and Pantheon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from London to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Campanile di Giotto and Centro Storico make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Perseus Statue. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, stop by Cannaregio, then admire the striking features of Ca' Rezzonico, and finally take a stroll through Dorsoduro. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 day

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 10th (Wed): have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then cast your line with Fly Fish Zermatt, and finally hit the slopes at FLEXRENT Snow Sports Rental.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt visit site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Zermatt takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Winter Sports

Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Sattel Hochstuckli. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Natur- und Tierpark Goldau (in Goldau) and Niederdorf (in Zurich). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), explore the venue of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the views from Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke).

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Lucerne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Eiffel Tower and Ile Saint-Louis. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and 1st Arrondissement. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris visit planner.

You can fly from Lucerne to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in January, with highs in Paris at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London online holiday builder.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.
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