12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  5​h 30​min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Manila, Philippines

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Jordaan, Red Light District, De Duif, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get the lay of the land with SANDEMANs NEW Europe BV, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The Jordaan, take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and finally take a stroll through Red Light District.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Amsterdam is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Manila in May, expect Amsterdam to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Belgian Beer Tradition as well as SANDEMANs NEW Brussels, Free Walking Tour. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): do sightseeing your way with SANDEMANs NEW Brussels, Free Walking Tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and then stop by Belgian Beer Tradition.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planning tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 18th (Mon), you're off toParis.

Things to do in Brussels

Shopping Tours Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Belgian Beer Tradition ©
Belgian Beer Tradition

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Montmartre, Esplanade du Trocadero and SANDEMANs NEW Paris, Free Walking Tour. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Paris online visit planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Venice on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern in Bern--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then pause for some photo ops at Hans Waldmann Statue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip app .

Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Hans Waldmann Statue ©
Hans Waldmann Statue

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