17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  8​h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
5
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
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.
You've added I Navigli, Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Brera District, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and then don't miss a visit to I Navigli. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Scala, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally walk around Parco Sempione.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip builder tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Milan is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Jakarta to Milan, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Milan is cooler than Jakarta - with highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, Trastevere, and other attractions you added. On the 13th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then take a stroll through Campo de' Fiori, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome online tour builder .

You can take a train from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Milan in October, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Titlis, Lake Lucerne and Spreuer Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Markuskirche, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lucerne trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rome to Lucerne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in October; daily highs in Lucerne reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Town Hall (Rathaus), Grossmunster and Fraumünster Church. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally ponder the world of politics at Town Hall (Rathaus).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

2
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
You've added Koenigstrasse, Markthalle, Porsche Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Palace Square (Schlossplatz), admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, then look for gifts at Markthalle, and finally take a stroll through Koenigstrasse.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart online tour planner .

Drive from Zurich to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Palace Square (Schlossplatz) ©
Palace Square (Schlossplatz)

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Petit Palais, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then wander the streets of Montmartre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Louis des Invalides, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, then take in the views from Pont Alexandre III, then explore the world behind art at Petit Palais, and finally shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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've added De 9 Straatjes, Bloemenmarkt, Vondelpark, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam visit planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 25th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

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