17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna, Austria
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Vienna, Austria

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Zandvoort aan Zee. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam travel planner.

Vienna, Austria to Amsterdam is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Vienna in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
nights
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.
Let the collections at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Atomium capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Minnewater Lake and Sint-Annastrand. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Sunset Beach (in Antwerp), Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Basilica of the Holy Blood, &more) and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve (in Ghent). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruges, Antwerp, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

3
nights
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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker website.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 22nd (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, visit La Latina, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then wander the streets of Gran Via, and finally head outdoors with Picnic Madrid.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip maker.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In July, Madrid is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valencia Cathedral and Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and La Lonja de la Seda. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia, take an in-depth tour of Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina, and explore the activities along Jardi del Turia.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Valencia day trip tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Valencia to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

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