16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Geneva, Switzerland
— Few hours
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
6
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
7
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
8
Nice, France
— 3 nights


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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva planning site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in August: high temperatures in Geneva hover around °C and lows are around °C. You will leave for Zurich on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Museums Parks
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. On your second day here, wander the streets of Old Town and then cool off at Swimming Pools Unter Letten.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Zurich by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, thenwalk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), thenadmire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, thentake an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip maker app.

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and explore the galleries of Atomium.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brussels road trip planning app.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

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

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris online day trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

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

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at La Calanque de Figuerolles. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Route des Cretes, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to Marseille by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Marseille hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Aix-en-Provence, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Monte-Carlo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Marseille in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monte-Carlo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prince's Palace
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planner.

Nice is just a stone's throw from Monte-Carlo. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Massif de l'Esterel, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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