22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich visit planner.

Toronto, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Zurich is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, Zurich is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, and trek along The Eiger.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-First, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and then take a stroll through La Petite France. On the next day, take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to Gare de Strasbourg, and then stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Strasbourg day trip app .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Little Venice
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©

5
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.
Step out of Amsterdam to go to The Hague and see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), wander the streets of The Jordaan, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Strasbourg to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Strasbourg in August, plan for little chillier days in Amsterdam, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, Belfry of Bruges, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, make a trip to Atomium, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brussels sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

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