16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly to Zurich, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee de l’Orangerie, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, then explore the activities along Seine River, and finally take a stroll through Montmartre.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Paris. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 4th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague online route planner.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zermatt.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 6th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, stroll through 5 Lakes Walk, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

Klarna Trips's itinerary builder makes planning a Zermatt trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of flight and train from Prague to Zermatt in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 7th (Thu), make a trip to Roman Forum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Rome in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Palma de Mallorca.
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, pause for some serene contemplation at Terrazas de la Catedral de Palma, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro, and finally see the interesting displays at Castell de Bellver. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town, then kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia, and then don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca journey maker.

You can fly from Rome to Palma de Mallorca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. September in Palma de Mallorca sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Palau Reial Major, then steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Portal de Santa Madrona, take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then stop by El Born, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Madrid road trip website.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Porto.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally explore the activities along Douro River.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

Fly from Madrid to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Porto. Traveling from Madrid in September, you will find days in Porto are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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Majorca travel guide

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Majorca offers much more than 550 km (342 mi) of shoreline, with its golden beaches and tranquil waters ideal for leisurely sailing trips. Although the island’s coastline attracts nearly 8 million tourists each year, away from the most popular beach resorts, chances for an enjoyable and authentic Majorca vacation abound, including exploring its signature limestone cliffs, now popular for cliff jumping. Deeper inland, you'll find rugged mountains and sprawling plains covered with vineyards. In the island’s interior, numerous small restaurants serve delicious and affordable authentic Mediterranean food.
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