17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Poppi, Italy
— 5 nights
Florence, Italy
— 1 night


Paris, France — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Army Museum and Ile Saint-Louis. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker app.

Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Paris due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 2nd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Guild Houses, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, and finally pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Brussels to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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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 5th (Sun): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich holiday maker.

You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Poppi.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Poppi, Italy — 5 nights

Poppi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40km east of Florence and about 30km northwest of Arezzo.Poppi borders the following municipalities: Bibbiena, Castel Focognano, Castel San Niccolò, Chiusi della Verna, Ortignano Raggiolo, Pratovecchio.Main sightsPoppi Castle, or the Castello dei Conti Guidi, the main building in the Casentino, known from 1191, was owned by the Counts Guidi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary and Furlo Pass. Explore Poppi's surroundings by going to Cascata dell'Alferello (Cascata delle Trote) (in Alfero), Parco del Sasso Simone e Simoncello (in Carpegna) and Borgo di Petrella Guidi (in Sant'Agata Feltria). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Poppi dei Conti Guidi, make a trip to Monumento Ai Caduti, stop by Il Vinaio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo di Camaldoli.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Poppi trip maker site.

Take a train from Zurich to Poppi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zurich in July, things will get a bit warmer in Poppi: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
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Traveling by car from Poppi to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Poppi in July, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 21°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to home.
Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries
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Germany travel guide

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

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.

Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.