16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

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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 24th (Sat): explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and then wander the streets of De Negen Straatjes.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Amsterdam is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Amsterdam, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in December, expect nights in Amsterdam to be slightly colder, around 1°C, while days are colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Shopping
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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
De 9 Straatjes ©
De 9 Straatjes

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Flaucher and then explore the historical opulence of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg). On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, look for gifts at Ludwig Beck AG, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Biergarten Viktualienmarkt.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munich itinerary builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Munich when traveling from Amsterdam in December, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Nature Shopping
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Flaucher ©
Flaucher
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town (Altstadt) and Altstadt Luzern. Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, don't miss a visit to Grossmunster, and stop by Confiserie Sprüngli AG.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary builder.

Getting from Munich to Zurich by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to River Seine and Île de la Cité. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stop by The Bottle Shop, look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House. Keep things going the next day: stop by Chocolaterie Sukerbuyc, don't miss a visit to Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then steep yourself in history at Beguinage (Begijnhof), and finally stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges itinerary maker.

You can drive from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
On the 5th (Thu), look for gifts at The American Book Center, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally wander the streets of Red Light District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then take a stroll through De Negen Straatjes, and then wander the streets of Leidseplein.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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