11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning website.

Durham, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In April, Amsterdam is slightly colder than Durham - with highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation · Wildlife

Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally stop by Pierre Marcolini Haute Chocolaterie.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

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 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then make a trip to Grand Place, then admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town and then stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich visit app.

You can fly from Brussels to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Zurich, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Interlaken travel route app.

Getting from Zurich to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Interlaken

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Cannaregio, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Interlaken to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Interlaken in April, with highs in Venice at 65°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno La Rondine, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Venice to Pisa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.