17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive
4
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and De Duif. Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, examine the collection at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, and don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Guatemala, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Strasbourg on the 30th (Fri).
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Strasbourg, France — 1 night

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 30th (Fri), visit La Petite France.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Strasbourg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 1 day

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 1st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Pantheon Basel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, then contemplate the long history of Carolingian Outer Crypt, and finally take a stroll through Basel's Old Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Basel online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, then examine the collection at Bourbaki Panorama, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lucerne online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 3rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Chiaravalle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip builder site.

Getting from Lucerne to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Milan: highs are around 21°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Church of St. Louis of the French. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Villa Borghese, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia, and explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 12th (Wed), admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt tour itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Rome to Frankfurt in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in October: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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