17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Visiting Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Le Marais. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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4
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Take a break from the city and head to Rigi and Lake Zurich. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch, Hofkirche, &more) and Sonnenberg (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, head outdoors with Hallenbad City, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Forum Willy Brandt Berlin. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Topography of Terror and Neues Museum. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and examine the collection at Anne Frank Zentrum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin driving holiday tool.

Fly from Zurich to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 13th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, and then make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg journey planning tool.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Hamburg sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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4
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Rijksmuseum and Willet-Holthuysen Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Zandvoort and see Zandvoort aan Zee, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, examine the collection at Amsterdam Tulip Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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