14 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Train to Grindelwald
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights


Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and then browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

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Castelldefels to Barcelona is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Let the collections at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and National Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, and stop by 1st Arrondissement.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Paris online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in August; daily highs in Paris reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 22nd (Tue), trek along North face Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Allmendhubel, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger. Keep things going the next day: hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Royal Walk, then hike along Via Ferrata, and finally hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Grindelwald trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Grindelwald in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Augusta Raurica and Museum Rietberg will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden and Limmat. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Basel (Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing & Museum Tinguely) and Schloss Rapperswil (in Rapperswil). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castle Kyburg, take a stroll through Niederdorf, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Peter, and look for gifts at Lindt Factory Outlet Kilchberg.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly to Como.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Como, Italy — 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, look for gifts at Libreria Ubik, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then take a stroll around Broletto, and finally take an in-depth tour of Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): stroll through Il Sentiero delle Espressioni, then head outdoors with Orrido di Nesso, then examine the collection at Museo Didattico della Seta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Como travel website.

You can fly from Zurich to Como in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in August, things will get a bit warmer in Como: highs are around 83°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico di Venezia and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Doge's Palace and San Giorgio Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro, hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and view the masterpieces at Itaca Art Studio di Monica Martin.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Como to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car back home.
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Spain travel guide

A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

France travel guide

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.

Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.