16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Train to Interlaken
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain

— 4 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Ronda (Museo Lara, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, &more), Marbella (Ermita del Santo Cristo & Experience Box Spain) and Granada (Monasterio Cartuja & Alhambra). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, head outdoors with Adventure Rider Centre, choose your vessel at Borrasca Experience, and delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga online itinerary builder.

Columbus, USA to Malaga is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Columbus to Malaga. Traveling from Columbus in September, expect Malaga to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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

Traveling by flight from Malaga to Paris takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger, then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip builder app.

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. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Interlaken to be little chillier, temps between 65°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online day trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.