12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
End: Zurich, Switzerland

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning app .

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Amsterdam. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
On the 8th (Fri), put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and then examine the collection at Atomium. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Manneken Pis, and finally examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum ©

3
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Marne-la-Vallee--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris driving holiday website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich holiday app .

Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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