15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

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Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Bus
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Murren, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Etretat, France
— 1 day
Drive
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Le Havre, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris, France
— 1 night
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Lisse, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 13th (Sun), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Venice is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October: high temperatures in Venice hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip builder tool.

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in October; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 1 night
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Murren.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks

Murren, Switzerland

— 1 night
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Murren online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Lauterbrunnen to Murren in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Etretat.

Things to do in Murren

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Etretat, France

— 1 day
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), then kick back and relax at Plage-Baignade Yport, and then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Etretat day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Murren to Etretat with the Route module. October in Etretat sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Le Havre.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Le Havre, France

— 1 night
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Joseph, then snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, then make a trip to Vieux Bassin, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galeries Bartoux Honfleur.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Le Havre driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Etretat to Le Havre in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Le Havre sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Le Havre

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online day trip planner.

Getting from Le Havre to Paris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

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 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip maker site.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, then get in on the family fun at Madurodam, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rotterdam trip simple and quick.

Getting from Brussels to Rotterdam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisse.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Lisse, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salemkerk Lisse, then explore the activities along Westeinderplassen, then explore the historical opulence of 't Huys Dever, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Agathakerk.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisse trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Lisse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Lisse

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Giethoorn, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Giethoorn sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Lisse to Giethoorn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Giethoorn, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Giethoorn to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites