17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Giethoorn, Holland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Hanoi, Vietnam


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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. On your second day here, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne travel planner.

Getting from Paris to Lucerne by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zurich
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll around Parco Civico, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Lugano can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimitero Monumentale
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice trip builder website .

Getting from Lugano to Venice by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Venice are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
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: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and make a trip to Dam Square.

Discover how to plan a Amsterdam trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Giethoorn.

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

1
night
Giethoorn, Holland

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On the 27th (Sun), examine the collection at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie, then examine the collection at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, then stop by Lekkers & Zo, and finally see the interesting displays at De Oude Aarde.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Giethoorn travel planner .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Giethoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
De Oude Aarde ©
De Oude Aarde
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus ©
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie ©
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Plan my day in Reykjavik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Giethoorn to Reykjavik. The time zone difference when traveling from Giethoorn to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Giethoorn in October, things will get little chillier in Reykjavik: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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