17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
3
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— Few hours
4
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Trier, Germany
— 1 night
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Verona (Arena di Verona, Piazza delle Erbe, &more), Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda) and Museo Egizio (in Turin). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Durham, USA to Milan is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Durham in July, with highs in Milan at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Verona, Gardaland Park, Museo Egizio, Villa del Balbianello
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

5
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Grossmunster, Lake Zurich, &more), Sherlock Holmes Museum (in Meiringen) and Interlaken (Heidi's Photo Chalet & Parasailing & Paragliding). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne online journey planner.

Getting from Milan to Lucerne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Milan in July, things will get little chillier in Lucerne: highs are around °F and lows about °F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vaduz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zurich, Interlaken, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Jungfraujoch
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

few
hours
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Liechtenstein Center and then snap pictures at Alte Rheinbrucke.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vaduz holiday planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Vaduz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.
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Liechtenstein Center ©
Liechtenstein Center
Alte Rheinbrucke ©
Alte Rheinbrucke

2
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg trip maker.

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Heidelberg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk

1
night
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 22nd (Wed), examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), thendelve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, and finally explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Trier online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Heidelberg to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, thensample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, thensteep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oude Griffie.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Trier to Bruges takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Trier in July, you will find days in Bruges are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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 25th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, thensteep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and then examine the collection at Atomium.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brussels online route planner.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Brussels sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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