12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
3
Volendam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Roermond, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the striking features of Stadhuis Utrecht, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, enjoy breathtaking views from Dom Tower, then head outdoors with Kanoverhuur aan de Gracht, and finally stop by Subcultures - Spellenwinkel.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Utrecht vacation planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Utrecht is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Utrecht due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get cooler in Utrecht: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Canals area ©
Canals area
Kanoverhuur aan de Gracht ©
Kanoverhuur aan de Gracht
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Vondelkerk, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at Artwatch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): walk around Vondelpark, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website.

Amsterdam is just a stone's throw from Utrecht. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Volendam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Volendam, The Netherlands

Volendam ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Speeltoren, get engrossed in the history at Edams Museum, pick up some local products at Wijn & Kaas speciaalzaak, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk, then steep yourself in history at Scheepswerf Groot, and finally snap pictures at Kwakelbrug.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Volendam day trip planner.

Volendam is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Volendam

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Edam
Highlights from your plan
Mondial Museum ©
Mondial Museum
Edams Museum ©
Edams Museum
Kwakelbrug ©
Kwakelbrug

1
night
Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie, examine the collection at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, and then identify plant and animal life at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Giethoorn tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Volendam to Giethoorn in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Roermond.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Highlights from your plan
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus ©
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie ©
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie

1
night
Roermond, The Netherlands

Roermond ©
Roermond is a city, a municipality, and a diocese in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.The city of Roermond is a historically important town, on the lower Roer at the east bank of the Meuse river. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): let little ones run wild at Speeltuin Kitskensberg, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Het oude Kerkhof Roermond, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kapel in 't Zand.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Roermond online attractions planner.

You can drive from Giethoorn to Roermond in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Roermond are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Roermond

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Speeltuin Kitskensberg ©
Speeltuin Kitskensberg
Het oude Kerkhof Roermond ©
Het oude Kerkhof Roermond
Kapel in 't Zand ©
Kapel in 't Zand

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then go for a walk through Place de la Constitution, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City trip planner.

Getting from Roermond to Luxembourg City by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 27th (Tue), take a stroll through La Petite France, learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally look for gifts at Mon Oncle Malker de Munster.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip maker.

You can take a train from Luxembourg City to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxembourg City in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Strasbourg, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Domaine Albert Seltz
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Aare River, admire the local landmark of Vennerbrunnen, admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum, then appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bern online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Bern takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Aare River
Aare River
Klingendes Museum ©
Klingendes Museum
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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