15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  18​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia


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1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dam Square as well as Amsterdam Canal Cruises. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): head outdoors with Amsterdam Canal Cruises and then make a trip to Dam Square. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip builder .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Amsterdam. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam Canal Cruises ©
Amsterdam Canal Cruises
Dam Square ©
Dam Square

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Rue de Rivoli, Jardin des Tuileries, and other attractions. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Palace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Marne-la-Vallee
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Seine River ©
Seine River

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Altstadt Luzern as well as Titlis. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lucerne attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get a bit cooler in Lucerne: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Winter Sports Parks Nature

Side Trip

Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Interlaken to Grindelwald to see Grindelwald-First about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy some friendly competition at Bowling-Interlaken and look for gifts at Vogts Corner.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken trip planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Interlaken

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Vogts Corner ©
Vogts Corner

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Interlaken in January, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Nature Museums
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and Museo Egizio (in Turin). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta, and steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip app .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Leolandia, Museo Egizio
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La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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