17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  16​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Amsterdam. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ghent: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, Minnewater Lake, & more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen Castle, admire the striking features of Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ghent trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Ghent by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bruges, Menin Gate Memorial
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Luxembourg City trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Ghent to Luxembourg City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Hofkirche, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for parks, museums, nightlife, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Schloss Nymphenburg, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Munich trip maker tool .

Getting from Zurich to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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