16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Giethoorn
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Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baden, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Giethoorn, The Netherlands — 1 night

Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On the 7th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Giethoorn trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Giethoorn is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dammam in August, with highs in Giethoorn at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

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, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, walk around Vondelpark, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour planner.

Getting from Giethoorn to Amsterdam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris planning app.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Montreux.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

Montreux, Switzerland — 1 night

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon and then indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Montreux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Thunersee, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Interlaken tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Interlaken are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Baden.
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Baden, Switzerland — 2 nights

Baden, sometimes unofficially, to distinguish it from other Badens, called Baden bei Zürich or Baden im Aargau, is a municipality in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a tour by water with Peakdivers.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Baden trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Baden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Baden are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Baden to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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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