37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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37 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Lille, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
6
Roissy-en-France, France
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Munich, Germany
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Houston, United States

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Lisse to see Keukenhof about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

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Houston, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Amsterdam. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Houston in April: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 56°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Keukenhof
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brussels visit planning tool .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April in Brussels, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Gravensteen & Ghent City Center). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges tour planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Lille.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

1
night
Lille, France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, then don't miss a visit to Grande Place, then get lost in a book at Librairie Furet du Nord, and finally wander the streets of Vieux-Lille.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lille day trip planning website .

Getting from Bruges to Lille by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Fun & Games Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Grande Place ©
Grande Place

4
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Paris trip website .

You can take a train from Lille to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Roissy-en-France.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Roissy-en-France, France

Roissy-en-France ©
On the 23rd (Thu), stroll around Parc du Cedre, have some family-friendly fun at Full Flight Simulator Paris, then examine the collection at Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace, and finally steep yourself in history at Le Cachot.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Roissy-en-France route builder tool .

Roissy-en-France is just a stone's throw from Paris. April in Roissy-en-France sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Roissy-en-France

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace, Le Cachot
Highlights from your plan
Full Flight Simulator Paris ©
Full Flight Simulator Paris
Le Cachot ©
Le Cachot
Parc du Cedre ©
Parc du Cedre

4
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary site .

Getting from Roissy-en-France to Nice by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Roissy-en-France in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Marineland, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in April, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 58°F and 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

11
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau), Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munich road trip planner .

Drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Munich sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Schloss Linderhof, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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