11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City, United States


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2
nights
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 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Chantilly, take a stroll through Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then take a stroll through Trocadero, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Paris. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and finally pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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 19th (Sun): take a stroll through The Jordaan, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally explore the activities along The Amstel.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Nature Parks
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, see the interesting displays at Atomium, examine the collection at Train World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon, delve into the lush surroundings at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', then admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Graslei and Korenlei.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels visit planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Graslei and Korenlei, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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