12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night

1
night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take a stroll through Konigsallee, admire the striking features of Wilhelm-Marx-Haus, see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Dusseldorf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, then look for gifts at Altstadt, and finally take a stroll through Dusseldorf-Oberkassel.

To plan Dusseldorf vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Hurghada, Egypt to Dusseldorf is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Hurghada to Dusseldorf, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hurghada in January, plan for cooler days in Dusseldorf, with highs around 7°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Classic Remise Dusseldorf ©
Classic Remise Dusseldorf

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.
Appreciate the collections at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through Red Light District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Frans Hals Museum, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then take a stroll through Place St. Gery, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. On your second day here, take a stroll through Avenue Louise, then take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Brussels online visit planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Milan online journey planner.

Fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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