12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online sightseeing planner .

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in July, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten
Strandbad Mythenquai ©
Strandbad Mythenquai

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Milan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Jardin d'Acclimatation. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online trip maker .

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation

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.
Kids will enjoy ARTIS and NEMO Science Museum. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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