17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Doha, Qatar
— 1 day
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Doha, Qatar

— 1 day
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif, then head outdoors with Singing Sand Dunes, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Doha trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from Qatar, the closest major aiport is Hamad International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Doha

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
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Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online road trip planner.

You can fly from Doha to Venice in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Venice. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Doha in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
When in Zurich, make a side trip to see The Rosengart Collection in Lucerne, approximately Lucerne away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Venice, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, then head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., and finally see the interesting displays at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Interlaken to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 1 night
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, admire the landmark architecture of Prince's Palace, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo attractions planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Monte-Carlo by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Interlaken in December, you will find days in Monte-Carlo are warmer (17°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip planner.

Nice is very close to Monte-Carlo. December in Nice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Paris trip simple and quick.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Province of Venice travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.In 2014, 264,579 people resided in Comune di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 2.6 million. PATREVE is a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante," "Serenissima," "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Water," "City of Masks," "City of Bridges," "The Floating City," and "City of Canals."

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.