18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
Fly:  15 h
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Hanoi, Vietnam

5
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.
Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip tool.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hanoi to Paris. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and then play a few rounds at Golf de Rigenee.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Golf de Rigenee
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

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.
Do your shopping at Leidseplein and Leafde. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and take a stroll through Red Light District.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Do your shopping at Wilhelmstrasse and Main-Taunus Zentrum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Altstadt (Old Town) and Schloss Heidelberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Fulda (Michaelskirche & Schlossgarten Fulda), St. Elizabeth Kirche (in Marburg) and Eberbach Abbey (in Eltville am Rhein). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Alte Universitaet.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect nights in Frankfurt to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Fulda, St. Elizabeth Kirche, Eberbach Abbey, Wilhelmstrasse
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St. Elizabeth Kirche ©
St. Elizabeth Kirche
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Confiserie Sprunglifor some retail therapy. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to The Nine Towers (in Lucerne), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat.

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

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Nine Towers, Lake Brienz, Aare Gorge, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
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Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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