11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  4 h 30 min
4
Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Colombo, Sri Lanka

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get great views at Main Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Goethe House, snap pictures at Iron Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Colombo to Frankfurt, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colombo in April, things will get much colder in Frankfurt: highs are around 18°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Romer ©
Romer

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.
On the 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: O'Coeur des Reves ... (in Vevey), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and make a trip to The Flower Clock.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Geneva day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

O'Coeur des Reves ..., Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

3
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, don't miss a visit to Compianto sul Cristo Morto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Strada Maggiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico. Keep things going the next day: learn and have fun at Academya Lingue, test your problem-solving skills at Secret Zone, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Comunale, then make a trip to Piazza Maggiore, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Geneva to Bologna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Geneva in April, things will get a bit warmer in Bologna: highs are around 22°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

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