19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Murren, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Bern, Switzerland
— Few hours
train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + train:  3​h 30​min
11
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
End: Rome, Italy

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Red Light District. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): wander the streets of Red Light District, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Amsterdam. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 63°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Red Light District ©
Red Light District

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reichstag Building, East Side Gallery and Museum Island. On the 2nd (Tue), examine the collection at Museum Island. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Berlin Wall Memorial, then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Hedwig's Cathedral, and finally ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Sainte-Chapelle, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fourviere Hill as well as Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites
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Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

few
hours
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.
To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken travel planner.

Drive from Lyon to Interlaken in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lyon in May; daily highs in Interlaken reach 62°F and lows reach 45°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Murren.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Schilthorn - Piz Gloria and then admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Murren itinerary builder.

Murren is very close to Interlaken. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

few
hours
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bern travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Murren to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Bern

Shopping Neighborhoods
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Biergarten Viktualienmarkt as well as Marienplatz. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, step into the grandiose world of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg), then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally hunt for treasures at Biergarten Viktualienmarkt.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich sightseeing planner.

Fly from Bern to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. You will leave for Venice on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Shopping
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

1
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 10th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square. On the next day, explore the galleries of Doges' Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in May; daily highs in Venice reach 71°F and lows reach 56°F. On the 12th (Fri), you're off toFlorence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): trek along Cinque Terre Trails.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Florence, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cinque Terre, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 57°F. On the 15th (Mon), you're off toRome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and Borghese Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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