13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Paris, France
— 1 night
End: Paris, France

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moulin Rouge, Petit Palais, Espace Dali, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso Paris, explore the engaging exhibits at Espace Dali, admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, enjoy some classic entertainment at Moulin Rouge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza Navona. On the 23rd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then contemplate the long history of Passeggiata di Gianicolo, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica and then don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planning site .

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rome in December, with highs in Venice at 49°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Concertgebouw as well as Heineken Experience. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, meet the residents at ARTIS, then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and finally catch a live performance at Concertgebouw. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam itinerary planner .

Getting from Frankfurt to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cologne road trip app .

Getting from Amsterdam to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
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Praetorium ©
Praetorium

few
hours
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 29th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Cologne to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris tour planning site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

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