13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
End: Milan, Italy

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Le Marais and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Appartement-Atelier de Le Corbusier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris travel planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Nymphenburg and Munich Residenz. Explore hidden gems such as BMW Welt and Fuggerei. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, walk around English Garden, examine the collection at BMW Museum, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Munich route builder website .

You can fly from Paris to Munich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Munich at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Fuggerei
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt
Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. Explore hidden gems such as Old Town (Altstadt) and Lake Zurich. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (The Nine Towers & The Rosengart Collection). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, wander the streets of Lindenhof, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Munich to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parco Faunistico le Cornelle and Piazza Vecchia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Mura Venete. There's much more to do: get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, take a stroll through Brera District, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Milan online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, Milan is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bergamo, Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
Brera District ©
Brera District

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