13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, things will get colder in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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.
Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, gain interesting insight with Flying Dutch Boats, wander the streets of Red Light District, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam holiday app.

Getting from Zurich to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, Amsterdam is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh 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.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and finally examine the collection at Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Visit Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for their historical value. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Montmartre, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Appartement-Atelier de Le Corbusier, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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

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