17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Baku, Azerbaijan
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Baku, Azerbaijan

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Zurich online attractions planner .

Baku, Azerbaijan to Zurich is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Baku to Zurich is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Baku in July, with highs in Zurich at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

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 17th (Wed): take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, then explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zurich in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Haut de Cagnes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then examine the collection at Museo Picasso, and finally ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica).

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Barcelona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then stroll through Retiro Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

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Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Prostitution - Red Light Secrets, see the interesting displays at Joods Historisch Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip website .

You can fly from Madrid to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally view the masterpieces at Salvador Dali Exhibition.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bruges travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghent
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
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.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brussels online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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