18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Train to Dusseldorf, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Lyon, France

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Georges, and finally admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Lyon itinerary maker site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Lyon is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Lyon is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in August, expect Lyon to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Mosesbrunnen. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then take an in-depth tour of Touristik-Museum der Jungfrau-Region, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Bern day trip app.

You can drive from Lyon to Bern in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lyon in August since evenings lows in Bern dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 28th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). On the next day, don't miss a visit to Romer, steep yourself in history at Goethe House, and then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt route planner.

Drive from Bern to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then examine the collection at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Brouwersgracht, stroll around Vondelpark, then get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and finally steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Frankfurt to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Frankfurt in August, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

2
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Brussels, Belgium

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Maison d'Erasme, see the interesting displays at Atomium, then contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and finally explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

5
nights
Paris, France

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.
Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris attractions planning site.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip