17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 day
Train:  7 h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Stuttgart, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Manila, Philippines

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pantheon, Le Jardin de Versailles, Louvre Museum, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Luxembourg Palace, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning tool.

Manila, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Paris. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Le Jardin de Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Le Chemin de la Corniche as well as Abbey of Echternach. On the 8th (Wed), admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), admire the landmark architecture of Abbey of Echternach, then stroll through Casemates du Bock, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Abbey of Echternach
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Lucerne. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt Pilatus and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Katholische Pfarrei St. Peter und Paul. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: St Gallus Catholic Church (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Lion Monument). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, stroll around Old Botanical Garden, and take a stroll through Niederdorf.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Luxembourg City to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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hours
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 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Stuttgart tour planning app.

Getting from Zurich to Stuttgart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Iron Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt day trip site.

Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cologne.
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Iron Bridge ©
Iron Bridge
Romer ©
Romer
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You've now added Schloss Burg to your itinerary. On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Cologne road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Burg
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Schloss Burg ©
Schloss Burg
KolnTriangle ©
KolnTriangle

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes De Duif as well as Amsterdam Tulips Tour. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, and finally steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). On the next day, gain insight with Amsterdam Tulips Tour, visit The Jordaan, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then don't miss a visit to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Laeken.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip app.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Church of Our Lady of Laeken ©
Church of Our Lady of Laeken

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planning app.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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