17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Beirut, Lebanon
Fly:  7​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Bonn, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Beirut, Lebanon

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Beirut, Lebanon to Paris is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Beirut, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Room Escape Games
Seine River ©
Seine River

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Zurich day trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get curious at Deutsches Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church and then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bonn.

Things to do in Prague

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Bonn, Germany

Bonn ©
The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bonn: Phantasialand (in Bruhl), 66 Minuten (in Neuwied) and Trier (Hauptmarkt, St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, walk around Freizeitpark Rheinaue, pause for some photo ops at Mean Average Sculpture by Anthony Cragg, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bonn trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to Bonn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bonn

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Trier, Frankfurt, Phantasialand, 66 Minuten
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): catch some excitement at GoDutch - Dutch Costume Photo.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour planner .

Getting from Bonn to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Room Escape Games
GoDutch - Dutch Costume Photo ©
GoDutch - Dutch Costume Photo

1
night
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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bruges trip builder app .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and then admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brussels planning tool .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Brussels, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris day trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde

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