20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Surabaya, Indonesia
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Surabaya, Indonesia

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch), Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Rigi, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get your game on at Virtual Reality Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich holiday maker website.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Surabaya to Zurich. Traveling from Surabaya in December, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lucerne, Santis der Berg
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Lenk im Simmental (Skigebiet Metsch & Skigebiet Betelberg). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner.

Drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zurich in December, with highs in Interlaken at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Maennlichen, Air-Glaciers, S.A.
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

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.
Family-friendly places like The Paris Catacombs and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris online trip builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Interlaken to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Interlaken in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Room Escape Games

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mini-Europe and The Markt. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Stadhuis, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and make a trip to Atomium.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brussels trip maker website.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bruges
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like ARTIS and Madurodam. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, stroll around Vondelpark, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Madurodam
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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