17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  4​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Madrid, Spain

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), make a trip to Dolderbahn, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take a stroll through Niederdorf, then see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip maker .

Madrid, Spain to Zurich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madrid in April, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zoological Museum ©
Zoological Museum

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
On the 24th (Fri), sample the tasty concoctions at Haarige Kuh Brauerei and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm. On the next day, head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, walk around Hohematte Park, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Interlaken tour builder app .

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken

2
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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg and then admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten Muenchen-Nymphenburg. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Eisbach Wave, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hofgarten.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip maker site .

Getting from Interlaken to Munich by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Munich are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

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Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Beer Tastings & Tours
Eisbach Wave ©
Eisbach Wave

2
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Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then examine the collection at Dialog Im Dunkeln, and finally make a trip to Rathausmarkt.

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You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
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Dialog Im Dunkeln ©
Dialog Im Dunkeln
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Room Escape Games

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Sun), make a trip to Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hamburg to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Mont des Arts, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, and then admire the landmark architecture of Guildhouses.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brussels journey maker app .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 8th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kazerne Dossin
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Beer Tastings & Tours

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