23 days in Italy, London & Central Europe Itinerary

23 days in Italy, London & Central Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Varenna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Phoenix to London due to the time zone difference. In April, London is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:

Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Reichstag Building, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

You can plan Prague trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 9th (Tue), shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Milan online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Prague to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in May; daily highs in Milan reach 73°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Varenna.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Varenna, Italy — 3 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Venture out of the city with trips to Chiesa Sant’Andrea di Bonzeno (in Bellano), Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno) and Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano, and take in the pleasant sights at Green Way dei Patriarchi.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Varenna road trip tool.

You can drive from Milan to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Lucerne, Switzerland — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Das Lohri-Haus - The Oldest House of Goldsmiths in the World.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Varenna to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Varenna in May: highs in Lucerne hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Neuhausen am Rheinfall.
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Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland — 1 night

Neuhausen am Rheinfall is a small municipality best known as home to Rhine Falls, a tourist attraction and Europe's largest waterfall.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Rheinfallquai, admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, then get in on the family fun at Smilestones, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloessli Woerth.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Neuhausen am Rheinfall trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Neuhausen am Rheinfall in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): visit Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip website.

Traveling by car from Neuhausen am Rheinfall to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bern.
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Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Bimano, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then examine the collection at Klingendes Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

You can plan Bern trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Bern, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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