20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Surabaya, Indonesia
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 45 min
4
Frejus, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Orcieres, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Vars, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
7
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Surabaya, Indonesia

3
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.
Attractions like ARTIS and NEMO Science Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app .

Surabaya, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Surabaya to Amsterdam is minus 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Surabaya in December, with highs in Amsterdam at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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.
Kids will enjoy Mini-Europe and Minnewater Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, The Markt, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, and contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels travel route planning tool .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

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.
Attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Wildness, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris day trip website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Frejus.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

2
nights
Frejus, France

Frejus ©
Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It neighbours Saint-Raphaël, effectively forming one town. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at Maison du Patrimoine, then have fun at Total Xscape, then stop by Sac a Main en Liege, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Pirates Aventures. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Fun City, have some family-friendly fun at Paintball Valley, then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Vinaigre, and finally cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Frejus day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Frejus takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Frejus, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Orcieres.

Things to do in Frejus

Fun & Games Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pirates Aventures, Total Xscape, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Maison du Patrimoine
Highlights from your plan
Fun City ©
Fun City
Waterworld lake of gaudrade ©
Waterworld lake of gaudrade
Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape

1
night
Orcieres, France

Orcieres ©
Orcières is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Winter Parc, hit the slopes at Orcieres Merlette Ski, then stroll through Ski Orcieres Merlette, and finally fly down the slopes at Alpi Traineau.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Orcieres trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Frejus to Orcieres in 3.5 hours. In December, Orcieres is slightly colder than Frejus - with highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Vars.

Things to do in Orcieres

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ski Orcieres Merlette ©
Ski Orcieres Merlette
Winter Parc ©
Winter Parc

3
nights
Vars, France

Vars ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Vars: Pra Loup (in Pra Loup), Reallon (Station de Ski Reallon & Ruines du Fort de Reallon) and ESI Les Orres (in Les Orres).

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vars travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Orcieres to Vars takes 2 hours. In December in Vars, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Vars

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Reallon, The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier, Pra Loup, Esf Chabanon, ESI Les Orres
Highlights from your plan
Station de Ski Reallon ©
Station de Ski Reallon
Esf Chabanon ©
Esf Chabanon
Vars la Foret Blanche ©
Vars la Foret Blanche

3
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Grindelwald is known for parks, trails, outdoors, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, have fun at Indoor Rope Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vars to Grindelwald takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trummelbach Gletscherwasserfalle - this is not an official place to visit
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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