17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
5
Lyon, France
— 1 night
6
Nice, France
— 2 nights
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and walk around Vondelpark.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam attractions planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, around °F, while days are much colder, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

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
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

2
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.
On the 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, thencontemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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 (Wed): see the interesting displays at Atomium, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, thensteep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, thensee the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), thenexamine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally examine the collection at Maison d'Erasme.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels online attractions planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Marais and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Passage de L'Ancre, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris trip builder website.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, thenexamine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon journey builder site.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Lyon are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette, thenlearn about winemaking at Domaine de Toasc, and then stop by Vieille Ville. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lérins Islands and then sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lyon to Nice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cannes
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt Pilatus and Titlis. Get outdoors at Rhine Falls and Lake Lucerne. There's more to do: wander the streets of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Zurich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zurich, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls, Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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