15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h
End: Manila, Philippines

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Opel Zoo, then learn more about the world around you at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), and then examine the collection at Museum Embankment.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip planning site .

Manila, Philippines to Frankfurt is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Manila to Frankfurt, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in December, expect Frankfurt to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Opel Zoo
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Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Museum Embankment ©
Museum Embankment

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added Rembrandtplein, Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, The VR Room, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey builder site .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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 list of things to see and do now includes Seine River, Eiffel Tower, Conciergerie, and other attractions. Visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Champs-Elysees for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne tour planner .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Lucerne is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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.
Kids will enjoy Palatine Hill and Trevi Fountain. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vatican Museums and Colosseum. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, wander the streets of Trastevere, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Rome in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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