14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Train to Basel SBB, Bus to Mulhouse, Fly to Paris Orly

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Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon, and finally examine the collection at Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels online trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Stuttgart, Germany

— 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Palace Square, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart, step into the grandiose world of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, then admire the landmark architecture of Staatsgalerie, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Stuttgart trip builder tool.

You can fly from Brussels to Stuttgart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Stuttgart to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip