20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Family-friendly places like Ufschotti Park and Seilpark Interlaken will thrill your kids. Get a sense of the local culture at Aare Gorge and Swiss Museum of Transport. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Speed Boats Tours, & more), Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken) and Staubbach Fall (in Lauterbrunnen). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Lucerne is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken, Staubbach Waterfall, Aletsch Glacier, Aare Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Île de la Cité will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris online holiday planner .

Getting from Lucerne to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Family-friendly places like MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and Atomium will thrill your kids. Grand Place and Belgian Comic Strip Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Jordaan and Van Gogh Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Brouwersgracht. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and take a stroll through Red Light District.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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