17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Orleans, United States
Fly:  12​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: New Orleans, United States

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Île de la Cité. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and catch an entertaining show at Moulin Rouge.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planning site .

New Orleans, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New Orleans to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect nights in Paris to be colder, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

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 5th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

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Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Historic Centre of Brugge
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and De Duif. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, enjoy a live performance at Dutch National Opera & Ballet, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and wander the streets of Red Light District.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Zurich.

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

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Zurich are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Schloss Nymphenburg and Deutsches Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at BMW Welt and St. Peter's Church. There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, wander the streets of Haidhausen, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munich travel route builder .

You can drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Munich, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 37°F at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dreikonigskirche and then ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt itinerary planner .

Getting from Munich to Frankfurt by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 41°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dreikonigskirche ©
Dreikonigskirche
Fountain of Justice ©
Fountain of Justice

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