12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes A'dam Lookout, Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and enjoy some diversion at Museumphoto.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Attractions like Wawel Royal Castle and Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oswiecim (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wieliczka Salt Mine, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, examine the collection at Oskar Schindler's Factory, and meet the residents at Krakow Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny).

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny) ©
Krakow Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny)
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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 6th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Zurich.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip site .

You can fly from Krakow to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Marne-la-Vallee and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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