12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Berlin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning site.

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

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 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, explore the world behind art at Saatchi Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London travel route builder tool.

Take a train from Brussels to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to London. When traveling from Brussels in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in London, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Paris, France — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 19th (Sat), look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online day trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Zurich when traveling from Paris in November, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 20th (Sun), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Zurich to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in November: high temperatures in Rome hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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