13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  10​h
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Doha, Qatar

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lucerne online trip maker .

Doha, Qatar to Lucerne is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Lucerne is minus 2 hours. In August, Lucerne is cooler than Doha - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Tours Nature

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris vacation site .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Lucerne to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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 13th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then test your team's savvy at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House. On your second day here, stroll around Vondelpark, then get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

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

Fly from Amsterdam to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: high temperatures in Florence hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip site .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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