18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

3
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.
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Flagship Amsterdam and ARTIS. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), browse the exhibits of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and wander the streets of Brouwersgracht.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Amsterdam at 68°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Get some historical perspective at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. The adventure continues: examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Brussels, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris route maker website .

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then stroll through Bains des Paquis, and then stroll through Plage de Port-Choiseul.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Geneva sightseeing tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Geneva are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) ©

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.
On the 16th (Sun), stroll through Casemates du Bock, don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund, take a stroll around Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumunster, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter and Paul Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Luxembourg City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Geneva in June, you will find days in Luxembourg City are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
St. Peter and Paul Church ©
St. Peter and Paul Church

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster. Relax by the water at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Ufschotti Park in Lucerne, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Katzensee, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ufschotti Park
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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