23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Train to Sion, Fly to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Train to Interlaken
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Portuguese Synagogue for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and Body Worlds. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

Before you visit Amsterdam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Pune, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Pune to Amsterdam, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sint-Annakerk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges online trip maker.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In May in Bruges, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at illusion Brussels, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, stop by Lower Town, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then see the interesting displays at Autoworld, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brussels holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Harderkulm and Tourismuseum. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedrale St-Nicolas and Unspunnen Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Oberhofen Castle (in Oberhofen am Thunersee), The Cathedral of Bern (in Bern) and Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg (in Granges-Paccot). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, wander the streets of Cannaregio, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip maker.

You can fly from Interlaken to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Interlaken in May, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Pitti Palace. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence vacation builder website.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Welcome To Rome. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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