11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Dortmund, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train to Genève, Bus to Annecy
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Annecy, France
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)), Rijksmonument Jean Pesijnhofje Leiden (in Leiden) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dortmund.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Dortmund, Germany

— 1 night

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): walk around Westfalenpark, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoom Erlebniswelt, then examine the collection at German Mining Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Dortmund trip maker.

Getting from Amsterdam to Dortmund by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June in Dortmund, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dortmund

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and finally get great views at Main Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dortmund to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Dortmund in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Frankfurt, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 4th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally admire the striking features of Lucerne Station.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lucerne online route planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Lucerne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Annecy, France

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Annecy attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Annecy takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Annecy are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Paris.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Paris, France

— 1 night

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 5th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Annecy to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6: