44 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Lyon, France
— 7 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Brussels, Belgium — 7 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Mini-Europe has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Brussels is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in February; daily highs in Brussels reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. You will leave for Paris on the 24th (Fri).
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Paris, France — 7 nights

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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, visit Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will leave for Lyon on the 3rd (Fri).
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Lyon, France — 7 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives), La Vieille Ville (in Annecy) and Belvedere de la Chambotte (in Saint Germain la Chambotte). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, admire the masterpieces at Musee de Grenoble, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lyon trip builder site.

You can fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 7 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Montreux (Montreux Lakeside & Freddie Mercury Statue), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, hit the slopes at Bruson Ski Area, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Geneva driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Geneva in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Geneva are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 7 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Witzweg (in Heiden). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planning website.

You can fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 7 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Rail Tours (in Zermatt), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Whiskyness) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen, visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte Botanical Alpine Garden.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip builder website.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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