17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 6 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Step out of the city life by going to Silivri Sahili and Kisirkaya Beach. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Istanbul vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in May: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Taksim Square ©
Taksim Square

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary site .

Getting from Istanbul to Amsterdam by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Istanbul in June, with highs in Amsterdam at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Pairi Daiza, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, examine the collection at Atomium, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pairi Daiza, Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Pairi Daiza ©
Pairi Daiza
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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.
Visiting Île de la Cité and Seine River will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip site .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

6
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Visiting Jungfraujoch and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Lake Lucerne, & more), Murrenbach Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen) and Zermatt (5-Seenweg & Gornergrat). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the galleries of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lauterbrunnen, Zermatt, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Bern
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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