12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Lille, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Hanoi, Vietnam

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, explore the activities along Seine River, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Île de la Cité and then get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris holiday planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hanoi to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

1
night
Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lille route website .

You can take a train from Paris to Lille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Lille

Outdoors Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Padel Attitude ©
Padel Attitude
Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille
Grande Place ©
Grande Place

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then make a trip to Grand Place, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Lille to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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 (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum and then steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online visit planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Thermen & Badewelt Sinsheim has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, and then get great views at Main Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt journey planning site .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Spas

Side Trip

Thermen & Badewelt Sinsheim
Highlights from your plan
Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Thermen & Badewelt Sinsheim ©
Thermen & Badewelt Sinsheim
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

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