13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Venice, Italy
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Atlanta, United States

1
day
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 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 16th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio, get in on the family fun at Leolandia, and then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Milan day trip planning site .

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Milan sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Museo Egizio, Leolandia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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 19th (Fri): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then pause for some photo ops at Moriskentanzer, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church and then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Milan to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in June: high temperatures in Munich hover around 72°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): find something for the whole family at Phantasialand and then pause for some serene contemplation at Aachen Cathedral (Dom). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cologne vacation planning tool .

Getting from Munich to Cologne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Phantasialand, Aachen Cathedral
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Room Escape Games
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: catch some excitement at GoDutch - Dutch Costume Photo, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning app .

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. While traveling from Cologne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

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.
On the 25th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then discover the magic at Disneyland Paris.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip builder tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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