12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
On the 31st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Vincennes, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Natural History, and finally engage your brain at Musee des Arts et Metiers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary maker .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Paris is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Chateau of Vincennes
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Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes

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 3rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Carolus Borromeus Church, then see the interesting displays at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, and then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Nation. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Rue des Bouchers, examine the collection at GardeRobe MannekenPis, then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, and finally look for gifts at Planete Chocolat.

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Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in April: highs in Brussels hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Museum Mayer van den Bergh ©
Museum Mayer van den Bergh
GardeRobe MannekenPis ©
GardeRobe MannekenPis
Chocolate Nation ©
Chocolate Nation

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maria Himmelfahrt, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Andreas Kirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Antoniterkirche, then make a trip to Bayenturm, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Agnes. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Frankenwerft, take in the spiritual surroundings of Minoritenkirche, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Paffendorf.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Cologne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Paffendorf
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St. Maria Himmelfahrt ©
St. Maria Himmelfahrt
Schloss Paffendorf ©
Schloss Paffendorf
Minoritenkirche ©
Minoritenkirche

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.
Get some cultural insight at Micropia and Tassenmuseum Amsterdam. Head to Architecture Centre Amsterdam and GASSANfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (Kunstmuseum Den Haag & Panorama Mesdag). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, explore the world behind art at Hermitage Amsterdam, don't miss a visit to Rembrandtplein, and sample the tasty concoctions at Brouwerij 't IJ.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

The Hague
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Micropia ©
Micropia
Kunstmuseum Den Haag ©
Kunstmuseum Den Haag
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

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