9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mendrisio, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cairo, Egypt


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and then kick back and relax at Paris Plage.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris driving holiday planning app .

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Paris. Traveling from Cairo in September, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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1
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Zurich route planning app .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Mendrisio.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

1
night
Mendrisio, Switzerland

Mendrisio ©
Mendrisio is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.Mendrisio is the seat of the Accademia di Architettura of the university of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI).The municipality was boosted in size on 4 April 2004 when it incorporated the former municipality of Salorino. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptisterium Riva San Vitale, then admire the sheer force of Parco delle Gole della Breggia, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Monte Tamaro.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mendrisio trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Zurich to Mendrisio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Mendrisio

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Baptisterium Riva San Vitale, Monte Tamaro, Parco delle Gole della Breggia
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Parco delle Gole della Breggia ©
Parco delle Gole della Breggia
Baptisterium Riva San Vitale ©
Baptisterium Riva San Vitale
Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Mendrisio to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Interlaken

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Heimwehfluh ©
Heimwehfluh
Parasailing & Paragliding

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 25th (Tue): make a trip to The Markt, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Bruges takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Het Twiske, and then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online holiday planner .

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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