17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Bad Urach, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Echternach, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip website .

Mexico City, Mexico to Berlin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bad Urach.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

1
night
Bad Urach, Germany

Bad Urach ©
Bad Urach is a town in the district of Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. On the 13th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Residenzschloss Urach, identify plant and animal life at Wasserfallsteig, and then delve into the distant past at Ruine Hohenurach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bad Urach trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Berlin to Bad Urach. In March, daily temperatures in Bad Urach can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Bad Urach

Wildlife Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Residenzschloss Urach ©
Residenzschloss Urach

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then make a trip to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz. On the next day, explore the activities along English Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Munich road trip planning tool .

Getting from Bad Urach to Munich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Echternach.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

1
night
Echternach, Luxembourg

Echternach ©
Echternach is a commune with town status in the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher, in eastern Luxembourg. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Beaufort Castles, see the interesting displays at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, and then hike along Mullerthal Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Echternach day trip planning website .

Getting from Munich to Echternach by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. In March, daytime highs in Echternach are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Echternach

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, Beaufort Castles, Mullerthal Trail
Highlights from your plan
Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Beaufort Castles ©
Beaufort Castles

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with a short trip to Gravensteen in Ghent (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Echternach to Bruges takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

3
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brussels road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Brussels are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

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

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: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online travel planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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