18 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

18 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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18 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  18​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
7
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia


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3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam vacation planning website .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Amsterdam. Traveling from Jakarta in April, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), see the interesting displays at Chocolate Nation, then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Antwerp sightseeing planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Antwerp by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Antwerp sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zurich travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, Venice is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planning app .

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to The Corniche, then explore the galleries of Qasr Al Hosn, then contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Milan to Abu Dhabi takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Milan to Abu Dhabi. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Milan in April: high temperatures in Abu Dhabi hover around 40°C and lows are around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
The Corniche ©
The Corniche
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village

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