17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Hanoi, Vietnam

5
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.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Paris is minus 6 hours. February in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Head to Pierre Marcolini and Home Frit' Homefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Thema Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Atomium, and view the masterpieces at La Patinoire Royale.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pierre Marcolini
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

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 Rijksmuseum and Singel. Let the collections at Anne Frank House and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery capture your imagination. There's more to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam driving holiday site.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll explore and learn at Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg and Fortress Marienberg. Stadel Museum and Liebieghaus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum fur Kommunikation, admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, and admire the striking features of Main Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg ©
Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg

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