12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bremen, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 day
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

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 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Red Light District, then take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning site .

Paris, France to Amsterdam is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bremen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

few
hours
Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bremen sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Bremen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bremen can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Berlin.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bremer Rathaus ©
Bremer Rathaus

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip maker tool .

Take a train from Bremen to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 16th (Tue), make a trip to KolnTriangle, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral (Dom).

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cologne trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Cologne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Room Escape Games
KolnTriangle ©
KolnTriangle

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Marne-la-Vallee (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Musee du Louvre.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Cologne to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and then examine the collection at Atomium. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally examine the collection at Manneken Pis.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

1
day
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
On the 22nd (Mon), meet the residents at ARTIS, choose your vessel at Flying Dutch Boats, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam tour planning website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Flying Dutch Boats ©
Flying Dutch Boats
ARTIS ©
ARTIS

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