12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Colombo, Sri Lanka


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2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes De Negen Straatjes, Science Center NEMO, Concertgebouw, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of Red Light District, then explore the wide array of goods at de Bijenkorf, then look for gifts at Condomerie, and finally shop like a local with De Negen Straatjes. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of The Jordaan, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then look for gifts at Mango Magna Plaza, then hunt for treasures at Flower Market / Bloemenmarkt, and finally enjoy some music at Concertgebouw.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip generator.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Amsterdam is minus 4 hours. In February, Amsterdam is cooler than Colombo - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Concertgebouw ©
Concertgebouw

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Historic Centre of Brugge has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Grand Place and then examine the collection at Manneken Pis. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, wander the streets of Avenue Louise, admire the landmark architecture of La Monnaie, then don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally view the masterpieces at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Historic Centre of Brugge
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), and finally contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City holiday planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in February: highs in Luxembourg City hover around 4°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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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.
Get outdoors at River Seine and Paris Plage. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Le Marais, and see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris vacation builder.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Luxembourg City in February, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Red Light District ©
Red Light District
De Kaaskamer ©
De Kaaskamer

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