17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Tehran, Iran
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Cologne, Germany
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Tehran, Iran


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5
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Explore Cologne's surroundings by going to Koblenz (Deutsches Eck (German Corner) & Ehrenbreitstein Fortress), Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem) and Eltz Castle (in Wierschem). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip planner.

Tehran, Iran to Cologne is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Cologne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tehran in August: high temperatures in Cologne hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Koblenz, Reichsburg Cochem, Phantasialand, Eltz Castle
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, thenstroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, thenbrowse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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Traveling by car from Cologne to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, thensteep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

4
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Brussels in August, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, thenexamine the collection at The Cathedral Treasury, thentake an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), and finally contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Aachen Cathedral and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cologne road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Cologne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aachen Cathedral, Rheinuferpromenade
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade

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