13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights


London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
Family-friendly places like National Gallery and Saatchi Gallery will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London road trip planning website.

In November, daily temperatures in London can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Marineland. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, then contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue de Garibaldi.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in November; daily highs in Nice reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning tool.

Getting from Nice to Rome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Attractions like Lake Lucerne and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Chapel Bridge (in Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Zurich is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for home.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.

Switzerland travel guide

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.