15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner .

Fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Florence at 78°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Visit Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello. On the next day, shop like a local with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ravello vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Fornillo
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice vacation builder website .

Getting from Ravello to Venice by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ravello in October, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Venice in October, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 58°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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