17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Trier, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
8
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris route planning app .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Big Ben.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London tour planning site .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the galleries of Atomium, then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

Plan trip to Brussels with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cologne: Phantasialand (in Bruhl), Aachen (Aachener Rathaus & Aachen Cathedral (Dom)) and Rheinuferpromenade (in Dusseldorf). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cologne tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Cologne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aachen, Rheinuferpromenade, Phantasialand
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

1
night
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Amphitheater, explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Trier trip builder website .

You can drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Trier sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vianden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then make a trip to Place d'Armes, and then stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Trier to Luxembourg City by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chateau de Vianden
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Luxembourg City to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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