16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Medina, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 11th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town and then make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich tour planner.

Medina, Saudi Arabia to Zurich is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Medina to Zurich is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Medina in July, expect Zurich to be colder, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten

2
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): head outdoors with Michaelsberg, then contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant. Keep things going the next day: trek along Philosopher’s Walk, contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), and finally put a fun spin on your tour with ENMAZE LiveGames.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip planning website.

You can drive from Zurich to Heidelberg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Outdoors Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Michaelsberg
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Michaelsberg ©
Michaelsberg
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the activities along River Main, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof, then step into the grandiose world of Holzhausenschlosschen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Romer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt holiday planner.

Getting from Heidelberg to Frankfurt by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Amsterdam attractions planner.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Frankfurt in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the next day, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris driving holiday planning website.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Brussels in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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