Suggested Itineraries for Europe

Some itineraries (sometimes misspelled itenarary, itenary, itinary) based on Rick Steves, and tour agency packages. Note that your European travel itinerary may vary greatly according to your available budget and time. You will also have to take into consideration the season you will be traveling in.


Introduction to Europe (3 countries)

London, UK > Amsterdam, Netherlands >Paris, France

Itinerary: 7 days London, Amsterdam, Paris
Day 1-3: London See Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Thames. (2N) On the third night, take an overnight ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland.
Day 4-5: Amsterdam Walking tour of the Dam Square and the Royal Palace. (1N)
Day 6-7: Paris See the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre. (2N)

London to Amsterdam on Stena Line Rail & Sail overnight ferry @ £58/pax sleep cabin (1N)
Amsterdam to Paris on Thalys (dep06:00/arr10:30) @ €105/pax

Bohemian Rhapsody (2 countries)

Vienna, Austria >Prague, Czech Republic

Day 1-3: Vienna The Opera House, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg Palace. Side trip to Salzburg. (3N) On the third day, take a train to Prague. Consider the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov en route to Prague
Day 4-6: Prague See Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, Hradcany Castle (3N)
Vienna to Prague on Eurocity (dep10:00/arr14:25) @ €30/pax


Best of Europe in 2 weeks(4 countries)

London, UK > Paris, France > Swiss Alps > Rome, Italy
Day 1-3: London (3N)
Day 4: London to Paris on Eurostar @ £51/pax
Day 4-6: Paris (2N)
Day 6: Paris to Geneva on TGV (dep07:10/arr10:35) @ fr €77/pax
Day 6-9: Explore the lake region Geneva > Lausanne. Check out the pleasant capital Bern.  Interlaken > Lucerne (Swiss Pass 4 days fr $283(1st cl saver) (3N)
Day 9: Lucerne to Milan on Eurocity (dep08:21-12:35) @ fr €49/pax (2nd class)
Day 9: Milan (1N)
Day 10: Milan to Rome on EuroStar Italia  (dep07:00/arr11:30) @ fr €56/pax (2nd class)
Day 10-14: Rome (4N) or Day 6-10: Swiss Alps hiking in summer (4N)
Day 11-14: Rome (4N)

Consider Select Pass 3 countries, 5 days in 2 months $459(1st cl ind ) $389(1st cl saver ) + see notes

Whirlwind City Highlights (5 Countries)

London, UK+
Paris, France
Bern, Switzerland
Rome, Italy
Munich, Germany
Consider Select Pass 4 Countries
+ see notes

Scandinavia (4 Countries)

Copenhagen, Denmark
Oslo, Norway
Stokholm, Sweden
Helsinki, Finland
Consider trip to St. Petersburg, Russia

Scandinavia Pass, 4 days in 2 months $367.00(ind) $313.00(saver)
Helsinki to St. Petersburg by Stella Lines ferry from 50EUR

Mediterranean Coast (4 Countries)

Barcelona, Spain
Avignon/Nice, France
Cinque Terre/Rome, Italy
Athens/Santorini, Greece

Select Pass 4 country, 5 days in 2 months $564(ind) $476(saver)

Eastern Europe Experience (5 countries)

Warsaw/Krakow, Poland
Prague,Czech Republic
Salzburg/Vienna, Austria
Bratislava, Slovakia
Budapest, Hungary

European East Pass, 5 days in 1 month $328 (1st class) $230(2nd class)



Best of Europe (6 countries)

London, UK+
Paris, France
Bern/Interlaken, Switzerland
Venice/Florence/Rome, Italy
Munich/Rothenburg, Germany
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Select Pass 5 Countries, 5 days in 2 months $621(ind) $526(saver)
+ see notes

Whirlwind City Highlights (7 Countries)>

London, UK+
Paris, France
Bern, Switzerland
Rome, Italy
Salzburg/Innsbruck, Austria
Munich, Germany
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Flexi Pass, 10 days in 2 months $939(ind), $798(saver) or
Select Pass 5 Countries, 5 days in 2 months $621(ind) $526(saver) with
single Country or point-to-point ticket
+ see notes



Best of Europe (9 Countries)

London, UK+
Paris/Provence France
Madrid/Barcelona, Spain
Swiss Alps
Rome/Florence/Venice, Italy
Salzburg/Vienna, Austria
Prague, Czech Republic*
Rothenburg/Berlin, Germany
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Global Pass, 21 consecutive days $1032(ind), $876(saver) or
Flexi Pass, 10 days in 2 months $939(ind), $798(saver)
+,* see notes



Apart from point-to-point tickets, you may also purchase a variety of rail passes to suit your travel plans.

(saver) Eurail Global, Flexi or Select Saverpass is for groups of 2 to 5 people

*Prague, Czech Republic will be covered by Eurail Global Pass from 2009

To travel Prague
Ticket to Prague from German border $30 (1st class) $20 (2nd class) or
Ticket to Prague from Austrian border about $50
Czech Republic Pass, 5 days in 1 month $151(1st class) $112(2nd class)

+UK not covered by Eurail Global Pass

To travel in Britain, consider using a Britrail Pass
Britrail Pass London from $145 for 2 days within 8 days
Britrail Pass England from $209 for 4 days consecutive pass
More BritRail Passes

To get from London to Paris Options to Consider
London Luton – Paris CDG by air on EasyJet from 35EUR (May not be faster considering location and waiting times)
London – Paris by rail on Eurostar from 75EUR

Countries covered by Eurail Global Pass

Czech Republic from 2009

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