16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Utrecht, Holland
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Maastricht, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Schwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
12
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Curitiba, Brazil

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris holiday planning site .

Curitiba, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Curitiba to Paris. In January, Paris is much colder than Curitiba - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip builder website .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Markt, make a trip to Oude Griffie, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bruges online trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Utrecht.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

1
night
Utrecht, Holland

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 6th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Weerdsluis, get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis Utrecht, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pandhof Domkerk, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Utrecht journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Utrecht takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Utrecht sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games
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Canals area ©
Canals area
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower
Room Escape Games

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get your game on at Museumphoto, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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Amsterdam is very close to Utrecht. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): do a tasting at Wijngaard Apostelhoeve, explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, sample the tasty concoctions at Brouwerij Bosch, admire the striking features of Boekhandel Dominicanen, then stop by Adriaan de Smaakmaker, and finally see the interesting displays at Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg Maastricht.

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Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Maastricht takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Maastricht sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Maastricht

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Adriaan de Smaakmaker ©
Adriaan de Smaakmaker

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Fort Thungen, browse the exhibits of Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then make a trip to Place Guillaume II, then admire the landmark architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and finally step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City day trip planner .

You can drive from Maastricht to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a stroll through La Petite France, look for gifts at Mon Oncle Malker de Munster, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, then admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, and finally see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg day trip planner .

Take a train from Luxembourg City to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

1
night
Schwangau, Germany

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): walk around Der Kurpark in Schwangau, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg, don't miss a visit to Schloss Neuschwanstein, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Koloman, then get your game on at Sommerrodelbahn, and finally delve into the distant past at Antike Romervilla.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Schwangau itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Strasbourg to Schwangau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Strasbourg in January, with highs in Schwangau at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Kirche St. Georg ©
Kirche St. Georg
St.Maria und Florian ©
St.Maria und Florian

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen, have fun at Indoor Rope Park, see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get outside with Air-Glaciers, S.A., and finally examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken route planner .

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Interlaken takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Air-Glaciers, S.A. ©
Air-Glaciers, S.A.
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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night
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 13th (Mon), get outside with Lac Bleu, explore the activities along Lac Cornu, stroll through Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally stroll the grounds of Chamonix Cemetery.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Chamonix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Lac Cornu ©
Lac Cornu
Lac Bleu ©
Lac Bleu

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nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves, work off some steam at Health/Fitness Clubs & Gyms, take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner .

Getting from Chamonix to Nice by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Nice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Jardins Bioves, Spas
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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