10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Drive:  6​h
1
Mons, Belgium
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Zweibruecken, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Pontarlier, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Dijon, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Auxerre, France
— 1 night
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
End: Paris, France


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Mons, Belgium

Mons ©
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mons road trip planning tool .

Paris, France to Mons is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In December in Mons, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites
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St Symphorien Military Cemetery ©
St Symphorien Military Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City online tour planner .

Getting from Mons to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Zweibruecken.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Zweibruecken, Germany

Zweibruecken ©
On the 15th (Sun), enjoy some diversion at Badeparadies Zweibrucken, then take in nature's colorful creations at Die Fasanerie - Barockes Gartendenkmal Tschifflik, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Zweibrucken.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Zweibruecken day trip site .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Zweibruecken takes 1.5 hours. In December in Zweibruecken, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Zweibruecken

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites
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Badeparadies Zweibrucken ©
Badeparadies Zweibrucken
Schloss Zweibrucken ©
Schloss Zweibrucken

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, partake in some friendly competition at Geo Games, then enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, and finally ponder the design of Galateabrunnen.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stuttgart travel route builder app .

You can drive from Zweibruecken to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. In December in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Landesmuseum Wurttemberg ©
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Galateabrunnen ©
Galateabrunnen

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 17th (Tue), wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zurich route planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
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 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva, see the interesting displays at Klingende Sammlung, then explore the activities along Aare River, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Bern sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pontarlier.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Nature
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Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

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Pontarlier, France

Pontarlier
Pontarlier is a commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France near the Swiss border.HistoryPontarlier occupies the ancient Roman station of Ariolica, in Gallia and is placed in the Tables on the road from Urba (modern Orbe, Canton Vaud, Switzerland), to Vesontio (modern Besançon). For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pontarlier day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Bern to Pontarlier in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pontarlier can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. You will leave for Dijon on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Pontarlier

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Dijon, France

Dijon
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Place de la Liberation.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dijon visit website .

Traveling by car from Pontarlier to Dijon takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Auxerre.
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Auxerre, France

Auxerre ©
Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Clock Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Saint-Germain, and then learn about winemaking at Chablis Vititours.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Auxerre trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Dijon to Auxerre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Auxerre, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Auxerre

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Chablis Vititours
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Chablis Vititours ©
Chablis Vititours

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Auxerre to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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