18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Surabaya, Indonesia
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Nice, France
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Surabaya, Indonesia

1
night
Nice, France

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.
On the 11th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland and then look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence. Keep things going the next day: put a fun spin on your tour with 1,2,3 CAT, make a trip to Place Massena, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Game Over.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nice using our trip planner.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Nice is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Surabaya to Nice, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Surabaya in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

VinAzur - Vins de provence, Marineland
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Room Escape Games
Marineland ©
Marineland
1,2,3 CAT ©
1,2,3 CAT

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 13th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands and then get your game on at Gobabygym. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Riviera Nature, then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Vinaigre, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Total Xscape.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannes online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Nice to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mont Vinaigre, Total Xscape, Gobabygym, Riviera Nature
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape
Riviera Nature ©
Riviera Nature

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Portes du Soleil, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Geneva day trip app .

Getting from Cannes to Geneva by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cannes in December, with highs in Geneva at 6°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Portes du Soleil
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
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Portes du Soleil ©
Portes du Soleil

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then have fun at KIMEO / Ecole de Parkour, then explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or, and finally have some family-friendly fun at DreamAway.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lyon trip maker website .

Getting from Geneva to Lyon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

KIMEO / Ecole de Parkour
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KIMEO / Ecole de Parkour ©
KIMEO / Ecole de Parkour
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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.
Kids will enjoy Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planner.

Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Room Escape Games

3
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.
Attractions like Mini-Europe and The Markt make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Stadhuis, Minnewater Lake, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, get your game on at VirtualRoom - Virtual Reality Brussels, don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brussels planning site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bruges
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to ARTIS and NEMO Science Museum. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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