31 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

31 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Drive to Düsseldorf Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Lauterbrunnen
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 15 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 9th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk, then don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Amsterdam. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, see the interesting displays at Atomium, then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the next day, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels road trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Tower of London, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read London holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne route builder website.

You can fly from London to Cologne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Cologne to Lauterbrunnen with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama, Chapel Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

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

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kolkata (Calcutta), India

— 15 nights

City of Joy

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Step out of Kolkata (Calcutta) with an excursion to Belur Math in Belur--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalighat Kali Temple.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip planning tool.

Fly from Zurich to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Kolkata (Calcutta) is 4.5 hours. In October, Kolkata (Calcutta) is warmer than Zurich - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip