17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris sightseeing site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Riyadh to Paris, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in December, you will find days in Paris are cooler (9°C), and nights are a bit cooler (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, examine the collection at Atomium, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels tour app.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

Village of a Million People

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.
On the 20th (Sun), examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, then make a trip to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich tour builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Munich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Zurich day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip site.

You can fly from Zurich to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 4°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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