15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Colombo, Sri Lanka

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Kolner Dom (in Cologne), Rothenburg (Town Walls, Vieille Ville, & more) and Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence & Alte Mainbruecke). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, and admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt tour builder app .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Frankfurt is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Colombo in October, things will get colder in Frankfurt: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Wurzburg, Schloss Heidelberg, Cologne Cathedral
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and then make a trip to The Nine Towers. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich tour planner .

Fly from Frankfurt to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. November in Zurich sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
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 6th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan road trip planning site .

You can fly from Zurich to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in November, you will find days in Milan are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Correr as well as Row Venice. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take a tour by water with Row Venice, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice tour app .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in November: highs in Paris hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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