19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome attractions website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Rome is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

On the 7th (Fri), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally visit Dorsoduro.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Venice to Lucerne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in July; daily highs in Lucerne reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

On the 12th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally trek along 5 Lakes Walk.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip maker.

Getting from Lucerne to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

On the 13th (Thu), make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take a stroll through Old Town, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Biot.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip app.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Nice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. July in Nice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Paris. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at De Nieuwe Kerk, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then visit The Jordaan, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.5
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.
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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
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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