17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum and then get your game on at VR GameHouse Amsterdam.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip website .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

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

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Swiss National Museum and Old Town (Altstadt). Get some historical perspective at Fraumünster Church and Grossmunster. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Swiss Museum of Transport, & more). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Zurich is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get some cultural insight at Würzburg Residence and Staedel Museum. Visit Marienburg Fortress and Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Heidelberg (Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), Altstadt (Old Town), & more). There's still lots to do: have fun at Naturbad Schwalbach, get great views at Main Tower, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Frankfurt Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt/Main).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Frankfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Wurzburg, Naturbad Schwalbach
Highlights from your plan
Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg) ©
Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Bring the kids along to NEMO Science Museum and ARTIS. Museum-lovers will get to explore Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. See some other sides of Amsterdam: take a stroll through The Jordaan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam ©
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

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