13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Nancy, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Van Gogh Museum and Vondelpark. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In March, Amsterdam is colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then examine the collection at Friet Museum, and finally look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally don't miss a visit to Oude Griffie.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges day trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

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 20th (Fri): make a trip to Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then don't miss a visit to Atomium, and finally find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then get to know the resident critters at Parc Merveilleux, and finally get curious at Luxembourg Science Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Strasbourg, France

— 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 23rd (Mon), learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, then take a stroll through La Petite France, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally walk around Parc Animalier Friedel.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip tool.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nancy.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Nancy, France

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Eglise des Cordeliers, identify plant and animal life at L'enclos des Cigognes, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum-Aquarium de Nancy, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nancy trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Nancy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Nancy

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 25th (Wed), get outside with Air-Glaciers, S.A., trek along Lieselotte Trail, and then enjoy some diversion at Indoor Rope Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nancy to Grindelwald in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.