17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Maastricht, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Bremen, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and Museum Quarter. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and stroll through Vondelpark.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam planning site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bangkok to Amsterdam, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Paris travel planner .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

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

2
nights
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 29th (Sat): take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Graslei and Korenlei, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Petit Sablon, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and finally don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brussels tour site .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
St Michael's Bridge ©
St Michael's Bridge

2
nights
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, stroll through Maastricht Underground, then steep yourself in history at Fort Sint Pieter, then make a trip to Vrijthof, and finally steep yourself in history at Boekhandel Dominicanen. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, look for gifts at Adriaan de Smaakmaker, then steep yourself in history at Helpoort, and finally don't miss a visit to Stokstraat.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Maastricht road trip app .

You can drive from Brussels to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Netherlands American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Vrijthof ©
Vrijthof

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Three Kings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gross St. Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Augustusburg, admire all the interesting features of RheinEnergieStadion, snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then delve into the distant past at Praetorium, and finally contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cologne online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Cologne are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Augustusburg
Highlights from your plan
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge
Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, and then make a trip to Rathausmarkt.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hamburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bremen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Rathausmarkt ©
Rathausmarkt
St Nikolai Memorial ©
St Nikolai Memorial

2
nights
Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), don't miss a visit to Schnoor Viertel, then contemplate the long history of Bremer Rathaus, then admire the masterpieces at Museen Boettcherstrasse, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historische Altstadt.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bremen attractions app .

You can take a train from Hamburg to Bremen in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Bremen, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt
Schnoor Viertel ©
Schnoor Viertel
Bremer Rathaus ©
Bremer Rathaus

few
hours
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by Van Stapele Koekmakerij, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Van Loon, and finally explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online visit planner .

Getting from Bremen to Amsterdam by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum Van Loon ©
Museum Van Loon
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof
Willet-Holthuysen Museum ©
Willet-Holthuysen Museum

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