11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
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Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Westpark, Japanischer Garten, English Garden, BMW Welt, and other attractions. On the 9th (Mon), make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and finally stroll around Westpark, Japanischer Garten. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace and then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munich route builder tool.

Modena, Italy to Munich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Modena in August, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof, pause for some serene contemplation at Russian Orthodox Church, then explore the historical opulence of Bad Homburg Palace (Landgraves' Castle & Castle Park), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Redeemer.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt journey maker website.

Fly from Munich to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Portuguese Synagogue and St. Nicholas Basilica. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Micropia. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, engage your brain at Body Worlds, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Frankfurt in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Visiting Île de la Cité and Paris Plage will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Latin Quarter and Pantheon. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Lyon, France

— 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Thu), admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lyon road trip planning site.

Fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Lyon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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