11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Dijon, France
— 2 nights
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Reims, France
— 1 night
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Heidelberg, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, admire the striking features of Elizabeth Gate, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, then wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant.

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Antwerp, Belgium to Heidelberg is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. July in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Zurich.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip maker app.

Drive from Heidelberg to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then see La Casa Maledetta.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Milan attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 21°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Shopping

Turin, Italy

— 1 night

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, then make a trip to Piazza Castello, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin vacation planning site.

Traveling by train from Milan to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in July, you will find days in Turin are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lyon.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Parks

Lyon, France

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 30th (Thu), get your game on at Virtual Zone, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turin to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in July, expect nights in Lyon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dijon.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Dijon, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, then admire the local landmark of Jardin Darcy, and then trek along Owl's Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, make a trip to Tour Philippe le Bon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, then steep yourself in history at Maison Milliere, and finally don't miss a visit to Rue Des Forges.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dijon trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Dijon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in July, things will get a bit cooler in Dijon: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Reims.

Things to do in Dijon

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks

Reims, France

— 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau and then head outdoors with Les Faux de Verzy.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reims tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dijon to Reims in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dijon in August since evenings lows in Reims dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reims

Outdoors · Historic Sites

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