16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hammamet, Tunisia
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
End: Hammamet, Tunisia

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musée d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Marais and Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Rue Mouffetard Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from Tunisia, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle International Airport. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then examine the collection at Manneken Pis, and finally explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, then get curious at Atomium, and then take a stroll through Place St. Gery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Flower Market / Bloemenmarkt, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and then wander the streets of Red Light District.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 13th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Kleinmarkthalle Frankfurt, then see the interesting displays at Römer, then get great views at Main Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Frankfurt Goethe House.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Frankfurt trip generator.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Shopping Historic Sites
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Kleinmarkthalle ©
Kleinmarkthalle
Goethe House ©
Goethe House
Romer ©
Romer

1
night
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Wurttemberg State Museum in Old Castle (Wurttembergisches Landesmuseum), then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart vacation planner.

Take a train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites
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Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg ©
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, admire the masterpieces at Sammlung Rosengart, then see the interesting displays at Swiss Museum of Transport, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and finally look for gifts at Max Chocolatier.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Lucerne sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stop by Confiserie Sprüngli AG, then wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zurich vacation planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich
Confiserie Sprungli ©
Confiserie Sprungli

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
On the 17th (Wed), wander the streets of Haidhausen and then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Thu), take a stroll through Cannaregio, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then admire the striking features of Doges' Palace, and finally explore the activities along Grand Canal. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then hunt for treasures at Rialto Market.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in May, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then hunt for treasures at Porta Portese, and finally admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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