15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights


Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Attractions like Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Zurich are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Munich.
Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

Munich, Germany — 1 night

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 29th (Wed), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salzburg vacation site.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Hundertwasserhaus.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna tour planning tool.

Drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Berlin.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kids will enjoy Reichstag Building and The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, visit The Jordaan, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and walk around Vondelpark.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam attractions planner.

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.

Germany travel guide

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

The Netherlands travel guide

Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.