12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Civitavecchia, Italy
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Civitavecchia, Italy
— Few hours
train:  4​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
4
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Los Angeles, United States

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Civitavecchia, Italy

Civitavecchia
Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Civitavecchia trip planning site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. September in Civitavecchia sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toFlorence.

Things to do in Civitavecchia

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Monumento a Dante Alighieri, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence travel route builder site .

You can drive from Civitavecchia to Florence in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

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

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lugano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Venice to Lugano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lugano are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planning app .

You can drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Lugano in September, expect Lucerne to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

1
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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.
For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planner .

Getting from Interlaken to Bern by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bern are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Bern

Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bern to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Bern in October, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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