18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich road trip planning app.

Bengaluru, India to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. In November, Zurich is much colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, don't miss a visit to Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Hammetschwand Lift. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Altstadt Luzern, look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.
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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 21st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Weissenau-Naturschutzgebiet, then get great views at Harderkulm, and finally stop by Whiskyness. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken route planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Interlaken sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Ghost.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bern day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Bern sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

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 24th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam journey tool.

Getting from Bern to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bern in November since evenings lows in Amsterdam dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tromso.
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Tromso, Norway — 3 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, admire the landmark architecture of The Arctic Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tromso attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Tromso takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, expect Tromso to be little chillier, temps between 2°C and -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Stroeget, steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Copenhagen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tromso in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Copenhagen: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hamburg using our trip planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat). Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Brussels are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Goethe House and then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt online travel route planner.

Getting from Paris to Frankfurt by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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