17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights


Paris, France — 4 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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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.
On the 19th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Zurich.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

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You can fly from Nice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, Zurich is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and then make a trip to Marienplatz. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

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You can fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). On the next day, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche.

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Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

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Drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Vienna are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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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.

Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.