21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  5​h
2
Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom
— Few hours
train:  5​h
3
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 day
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
7
Engelberg, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Chicago, United States

5
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.
You've added Chepstow Castle, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, Stonehenge, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at HMS Belfast and Westminster. Westminster Abbey and The Monument to the Great Fire of London will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner .

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to London. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. On the 14th (Sun), you're off toBetws-y-Coed.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Chepstow Castle
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
HMS Belfast ©
HMS Belfast

few
hours
Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom

Betws-y-Coed ©
You've now added Snowdon Mountain Railway to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get interesting insight from Snowdon Mountain Railway and then don't miss a visit to Betws-y-Coed Railway Station.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Betws-y-Coed driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from London to Betws-y-Coed takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Betws-y-Coed, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Tours

Side Trip

Snowdon Mountain Railway
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Snowdon Mountain Railway ©
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Betws-y-Coed Railway Station ©
Betws-y-Coed Railway Station

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London
To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Betws-y-Coed to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You will leave for Paris on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris as well as Vedettes du Pont Neuf. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Palace of Versailles. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Trianons & The Hamlet and indulge your taste buds at Paris Walks.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
day
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
On the 19th (Fri), make a trip to Louvre Museum, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and finally contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planning website .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Engelberg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

2
nights
Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Titlis has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), take in the views from Titlis Bridge and then look for gifts at Felchlin Chocolate Factory Shop. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Engelberg road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paris to Engelberg. In June, daytime highs in Engelberg are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Engelberg

Winter Sports Nature Parks

Side Trip

Felchlin Chocolate Factory Shop
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Titlis Cliff Walk ©
Titlis Cliff Walk

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Free Walking Tour, Ponte di Rialto and St Mark's Campanile. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then get the lay of the land with Venice Free Walking Tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Engelberg to Venice. Traveling from Engelberg in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 81°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've now added Leaning Tower of Pisa to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Florence driving holiday app .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vastours Naples - Pompeii Day Tour as well as Vatican Guided Tours. Colosseum and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Vatican Museums. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Roman Forum, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

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