27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Ipoh, Malaysia
train + Fly:  15​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Zaanstad, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Reims, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Dijon, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Bern, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
10
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Andermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
16
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  21​h 15​min
End: Ipoh, Malaysia


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4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Keukenhof. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at World Heritage Kinderdijk and Canals area. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch) and The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, explore the activities along The Amstel, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Ipoh, Malaysia to Amsterdam is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Ipoh to Amsterdam. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ipoh in April: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zaanstad.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Keukenhof, St. John's Cathedral, Canals area
Highlights from your plan
Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Zaanstad, Holland

Zaanstad ©
Zaanstad is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland, situated northwest of Amsterdam. You've now added Molen De Kat to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Molen De Kat.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zaanstad day trip site .

Zaanstad is just a short distance from Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.
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Molen De Kat ©
Molen De Kat

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.
To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels holiday maker site .

Drive from Zaanstad to Brussels in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You will leave for Luxembourg City on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): Head underground at Petrusse Casemates, pause for some photo ops at Monument du Souvenir - 'Gelle Fra', stroll the grounds of Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, contemplate the long history of Citadel of the Holy Spirit (Citadelle du St-Esprit), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Luxembourg City route planner .

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Reims.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 30th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Champagne Charles Mignon, do a tasting at Champagne Boizel - Atelier 1834, then do a tasting at Champagne Roger Manceaux, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Foujita, and finally examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reims trip builder site .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Reims by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxembourg City in April, expect nights in Reims to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Epernay, Champagne Roger Manceaux
Highlights from your plan
Champagne Charles Mignon ©
Champagne Charles Mignon
Chapelle Foujita ©
Chapelle Foujita
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum ©
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum

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 1st (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Trocadero, then see the interesting displays at Musee Marmottan Monet, and then steep yourself in history at Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis.

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You can take a train from Reims to Paris in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Auxerre.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Musee Marmottan Monet ©
Musee Marmottan Monet

few
hours
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Michel de Dijon, then get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Art Sacre, and then examine the collection at Musee Rude.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dijon travel route builder website .

Getting from Paris to Dijon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Dijon, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Art Sacre ©
Musee d'Art Sacre
Musee Rude ©
Musee Rude
Eglise Saint-Michel de Dijon ©
Eglise Saint-Michel de Dijon

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 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get engrossed in the history at Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Chapel of the Maccabees, then take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and then examine the collection at Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller).

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner.

Getting from Dijon to Geneva by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery ©
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery

few
hours
Bern, Switzerland

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bern online trip maker .

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bern are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for Lauterbrunnen on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Bern

Museums Outdoors Parks

1
night
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls and then head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A..

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Bern to Lauterbrunnen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Andermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Air-Glaciers, S.A. ©
Air-Glaciers, S.A.
Murrenbach Waterfalls ©
Murrenbach Waterfalls

2
nights
Andermatt, Switzerland

Andermatt ©
Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Talmuseum Ursern, take in the history at Teufelsbrucke, and then learn about all things military at Museo Forte Airolo.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Andermatt visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Andermatt takes 2 hours. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Andermatt

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Museo Forte Airolo, Alta Piumogna Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Talmuseum Ursern ©
Talmuseum Ursern
Museo Forte Airolo ©
Museo Forte Airolo
Teufelsbrucke ©
Teufelsbrucke

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 9th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo del Novecento, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Chiaravalle.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Milan online vacation planner .

You can drive from Andermatt to Milan in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Abbazia di Chiaravalle ©
Abbazia di Chiaravalle

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a stroll through Cannaregio, make a trip to Church of San Pantalon, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice route builder app .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, examine the collection at Palazzo Blu, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Museo di Storia Naturale - Universita di Pisa.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pisa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Pisa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calci
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Blu ©
Palazzo Blu

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online route builder .

Take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Welcome to Rome and Villa Farnesina will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli, and contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome vacation planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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