16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

3
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

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San Jose, Costa Rica to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Jose in December; daily highs in Zurich reach °C and lows reach °C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection ©
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection

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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 30th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip site.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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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 2nd (Thu), admire the striking features of Stadhuis, thenexplore the activities along Minnewater Lake, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to Oude Griffie, thenmake a trip to The Markt, and finally admire the striking features of Provinciaal Hof.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bruges driving holiday planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Bruges, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Zaanse Schans, Muiderslot, Amsterdam Boat Experience, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, wander the streets of Red Light District, explore the historical opulence of Muiderslot, thentour the water at your own pace with Amsterdam Boat Experience, and finally contemplate the long history of Magere Brug.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amsterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Grindelwald.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Muiderslot
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Muiderslot
Muiderslot
Red Light District ©
Red Light District
Willet-Holthuysen Museum ©
Willet-Holthuysen Museum

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, stroll through Maennlichen Romantic Trail, stroll through Maennlichen Royal Walk, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally visit Alpiglen. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, trek along Blumental Panorama Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Amsterdam to Grindelwald with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen Church, Blumental Panorama Trail, Kleine Scheidegg
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Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Limmatquai, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche Enge.

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

Drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Spas
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Limmatquai ©
Limmatquai
Kirche Enge ©
Kirche Enge
Spas

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