21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent) and Bruges (De Halve Maan Brewery, The Markt, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online visit planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 14th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, take a stroll through Oberkassel, then admire the landmark architecture of MedienHafen, then look for gifts at Old Town (Altstadt), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Dusseldorf-Oberkassel ©
Dusseldorf-Oberkassel
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
MedienHafen ©
MedienHafen

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 15th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Goethe House, explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Commerzbank-Arena.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Frankfurt

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

2
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 16th (Sun), make a trip to Palace Square (Schlossplatz), see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then stroll through Neckar Park, and finally examine the collection at Mercedes-Benz Museum. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Markthalle, take in the architecture and design of University of Hohenheim, then don't miss a visit to Television Tower Stuttgart, then take in panoramic vistas at Sternwarte, and finally stroll through Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stuttgart online visit planner .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Neckar Park ©
Neckar Park
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Swiss Museum of Transport). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), admire the masterpieces at Rietberg Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich route planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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