11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Lucerne
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Salt Lake City


Paris, France

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 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris road trip tool.

Salt Lake City, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites
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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, then browse the exhibits of Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and finally appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lucerne online itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Step out of the city life by going to Herengracht and The Amstel. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lucerne to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Brussels, Belgium

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 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, examine the collection at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Train World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally make a trip to Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon, then take a peaceful walk through Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', then explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.

Belgium travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.