15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
4
Murren, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Etretat, France
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
6
Le Havre, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Rotterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Lisse, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Giethoorn, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Scrovegni Chapel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Mark's Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice online road trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Venice, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. 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 travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, and then look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in October, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

1
night
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

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

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen road trip site .

You can drive from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Murren.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

1
night
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Murren day trip planner.

Murren is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Etretat.

Things to do in Murren

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Raron, Aletsch Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

1
day
Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Etretat online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Murren to Etretat. 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

Side Trips

Plage-Baignade Yport, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) ©

1
night
Le Havre, France

Le Havre ©
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 take in the views from Pont de Normandie, then don't miss a visit to Le Vieux Bassin, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeries Bartoux Honfleur.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Le Havre trip itinerary app .

Le Havre is just a stone's throw from Etretat. 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 Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Honfleur
Highlights from your plan
Eglise St-Joseph ©
Eglise St-Joseph
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Pont de Normandie ©
Pont de Normandie

1
night
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 20th (Sun): take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

You can drive from Le Havre to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows 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
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

1
night
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 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

Discover how to plan a Brussels trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, then laugh and play at Madurodam, and finally view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rotterdam day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Rotterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Lisse.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Delft
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Old Church ©
Old Church

1
night
Lisse, Holland

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salemkerk Lisse, stroll through Westeinderplassen, then explore the ancient world of 't Huys Dever, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Agathakerk.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisse road trip planning website .

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

Things to do in Lisse

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trip

Westeinderplassen
Highlights from your plan
Westeinderplassen ©
Westeinderplassen
Sint Agathakerk ©
Sint Agathakerk
't Huys Dever ©
't Huys Dever

1
night
Giethoorn, Holland

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Giethoorn journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Lisse to Giethoorn takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Highlights from your plan
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

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 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

Plan trip to Amsterdam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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