17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
2
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
3
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
6
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  3​h 45​min
8
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Apt, France
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In June, Amsterdam is colder than Dubai - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

1
night
The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): learn about all things military at Widerstandsnest 67 HL, Stichting Atlantikwall Musuem Scheveningen, find something for the whole family at Madurodam, then explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and finally view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the The Hague itinerary planner .

Drive from Amsterdam to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in The Hague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

1
night
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rotterdam day trip tool .

Rotterdam is just a stone's throw from The Hague. In June, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Delft
Highlights from your plan
Old Church ©
Old Church
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk

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 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, see the interesting displays at Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Halve Maan Brewery, then admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bruges driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Bruges takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Bruges to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. While traveling from Bruges, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lyon driving holiday website .

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geneva tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lyon to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Zermatt day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Apt.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

1
day
Apt, France

Apt ©
Apt is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It lies on the left bank of the Calavon, 41mi east of Avignon. On the 25th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt, get a taste of the local shopping with Tapiezo, then take some stellar pictures from Le Sentier des Ocres, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lourmarin.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Apt vacation planning app .

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Apt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Apt

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Gordes, Chateau de Lourmarin, Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire ©
Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieille Ville and Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs. Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage du Soleil. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou) and Plage de la Baie des Milliardaires (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, stroll through Coco Beach, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip site .

Traveling by car from Apt to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Plage de Sylvabelle, Plage de la Baie des Milliardaires, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Plage de Jean Blanc, Plage du Soleil
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

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