11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Zurich, Switzerland
Fly
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 night
Train to Matabiau Gare SNCF, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 day

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 22nd (Sat), look for gifts at Glen Fahrn 'the Pearl' Zurich, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then look for gifts at Barenland, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zurich holiday maker.

Minneapolis, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Zurich, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in September; daily highs in Zurich reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour itinerary planner.

You'll set off for Geneva on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chillon and Patek Philippe Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and Cathedrale de Lausanne. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, cool off at Bains des Paquis, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and look for gifts at DAVIDOFF Geneve.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Geneva vacation planner.

Fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista Ciclabile Via Ripamonti - Noverasco.

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Getting from Geneva to Milan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in September, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Milan

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Aix-en-Provence, France

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 27th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, stop by La Chambre Aux Confitures, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau.

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Traveling by car from Milan to Aix-en-Provence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Carcassonne Center, France

— 1 night
On the 28th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, then look for gifts at Fromagerie la Ferme, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center day trip planning website.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 29th (Sat), shop like a local with Leidseplein, then stop by The Jordaan, and then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Flying Dutch Boats. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne Center to Amsterdam in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Amsterdam is slightly colder than Carcassonne Center - with highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Haarlem, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Kaashuis Tromp, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then look for gifts at Melgers Wijn en Dranken, and finally kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Haarlem road trip planning app.

Haarlem is just a short distance from Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haarlem

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1: