24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
7
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights

3
nights
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 14th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then wander the streets of Dorsoduro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, make a trip to Campo Santa Margherita, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Venice is 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, Palazzo dei Diamanti
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
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.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, wander the streets of Via Condotti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Campo de' Fiori, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

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You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

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

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 19th (Thu), visit Brera District, take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Milan day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Brera District ©
Brera District
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Queen Studio Experience and Parish Church of St. Mauritius. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Matterhorn and Gornergrat. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Saas-Fee (Swiss Ski School Saas Fee & Saas Fee Ski Resort) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, explore the activities along Riffelsee, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip website.

Take a train from Milan to Zermatt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Saas-Fee, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Queen Studio Experience, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, examine the collection at Le Vaisseau, then contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, then visit La Petite France, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Thomas.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Strasbourg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and tram. December in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Maison de la Manufacture d'Armes Blanches, Fort De Schoenenbourg
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Fort De Schoenenbourg
Fort De Schoenenbourg

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Chantilly and Latin Quarter. Family-friendly places like Louvre Museum and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Chantilly
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly

2
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disneyland Paris. Attractions like Walt Disney Studios Park and Disney Village make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sea Life and Champagne Fernand Lemaire. Change things up with a short trip to Cathedrale Saint-Etienne in Meaux (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Martin.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Marne-la-Vallee trip itinerary planning site.

Marne-la-Vallee is just a short distance from Paris. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eglise Saint Martin, Champagne Fernand Lemaire, Cathedrale Saint-Etienne
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Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Disney Village ©
Disney Village
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Madame Tussauds London. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Westminster and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wallace Collection and Natural History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: IWM Duxford (in Duxford) and The Mary Rose (in Portsmouth). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, take a stroll through Regent Street, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and visit Greenwich.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Marne-la-Vallee to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Marne-la-Vallee to London is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portsmouth, IWM Duxford
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Westminster ©
Westminster
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose

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