18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Family-friendly places like Stadel Museum and Goethe House will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg) and Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence & Fortress Marienberg). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Romer, pause for some photo ops at Uhrtuermchen, learn more about the world around you at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), and make a trip to Fountain of Justice.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt journey app.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Frankfurt is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colombo in December, expect Frankfurt to be colder, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Zoo Frankfurt ©
Zoo Frankfurt

3
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Frankfurt in December since evenings lows in Zurich dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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 Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Disneyland Paris about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip maker.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Place and Mini-Europe. Take a break from Brussels with a short trip to The Markt in Bruges, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Atomium, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
The Markt ©
The Markt

3
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Sea Life Scheveningen in The Hague, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and get your game on at Museumphoto.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online travel planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Sea Life Scheveningen ©
Sea Life Scheveningen

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