10 days in Western Europe Itinerary

10 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 day
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Kids will enjoy Le Marais and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. There's lots more to do: stroll through Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Paris. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in June, expect nights in Paris to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

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 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally wander the streets of Lower Town. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Charlier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 15th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the galleries of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Berlin, Germany

— 1 day

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.
On the 17th (Mon), wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and then view the masterpieces at art4berlin GALLERY.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin vacation planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.