21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
4
Murren, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Chennai, India

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 20th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Erechtheion. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Athens tour itinerary tool .

Chennai, India to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chennai to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in April, things will get cooler in Athens: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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 22nd (Wed), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Murren.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

2
nights
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger and then take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Murren holiday maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Venice to Murren. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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.
Bring the kids along to The Paris Catacombs and Disneyland Paris. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and partake in some friendly competition at ClueZ Paris.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Murren to Paris. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
ClueZ Paris ©
ClueZ Paris
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Bring the kids along to Mini-Europe and The Markt. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Minnewater Lake & Historic Centre of Brugge). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Brussels online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Bring the kids along to Coca-Cola London Eye and St. Paul's Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Cotswold Archery in Moreton-in-Marsh (about 1h 50 min away). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, make a trip to Tower of London, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cotswold Archery
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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