17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Reims, France
— Few hours
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Alpirsbach, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Breitnau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Leukerbad, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
8
Cordon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Lyon, France
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
10
Paris, France
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

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.
You've added Maison de Nicolas Flamel, Eiffel Tower, Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Archeological Crypt of the Parvis of Notre-Dame.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris online attractions planner .

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping
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Maison de Nicolas Flamel ©
Maison de Nicolas Flamel
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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hours
Reims, France

Reims
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reims route builder website .

You can take a train from Paris to Reims in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Reims are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. You'll set off for Strasbourg on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Historic Sites Tours
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

Planning Strasbourg trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Reims to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alpirsbach.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Shopping
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Mireille Oster Pain d'Epices ©
Mireille Oster Pain d'Epices

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hours
Alpirsbach, Germany

Alpirsbach
Alpirsbach is a town in the district of Freudenstadt in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Alpirsbacher Klosterbraeu.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alpirsbach driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Alpirsbach takes 1.5 hours. In December in Alpirsbach, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Breitnau.

Things to do in Alpirsbach

Breweries & Distilleries
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2
nights
Breitnau, Germany

Breitnau ©
Breitnau is a municipality in the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany, about 30 kilometres from the city of Freiburg im Breisgau. To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Breitnau trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Alpirsbach to Breitnau takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Breitnau can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Breitnau

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Ruine Hochburg
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Ruine Hochburg ©
Ruine Hochburg

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paragliding Jungfrau as well as Jungfraujoch.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Breitnau to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Leukerbad.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Tours Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Paragliding Jungfrau ©
Paragliding Jungfrau

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night
Leukerbad, Switzerland

Leukerbad ©
Europe's largest thermal resort spa welcomes weary hikers and sore skiers for the rejuvenating effects of its soothing waters.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad. On the 12th (Sun), boost your wellbeing at Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Leukerbad online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Leukerbad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cordon.

Things to do in Leukerbad

Spas Baths
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Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad ©
Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad

2
nights
Cordon, France

Cordon
To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cordon road trip tool .

You can drive from Leukerbad to Cordon in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 27°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lyon.

Things to do in Cordon

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Lyon, France

Lyon
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lyon travel planner.

You can drive from Cordon to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cordon in December, with highs in Lyon at 47°F and lows at 34°F. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Outdoors Fun & Games Nightlife
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Paris, France

Paris
To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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