17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
Fly + Tram:  3 h
7
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Tram + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru, India

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then stroll around Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find other places to visit, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in June: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Phantasialand, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Historic Old Town, then don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, and then see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Phantasialand
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
KolnTriangle ©
KolnTriangle

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund, then stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Luxembourg City online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Cologne to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Barrio Grund ©
Barrio Grund

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Photography Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning website .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Paris sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Food Tours

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 29th (Mon), make a trip to The Water Mirror, make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), then make a trip to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, and finally contemplate the long history of La ville d'Hiver. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public, then admire the local landmark of Monument aux Girondins, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Paloumey.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau Paloumey, La ville d'Hiver, Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion
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Chateau Paloumey ©
Chateau Paloumey
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

3
nights
Toulouse, France

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Musee Toulouse-Lautrec. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toulouse: Carcassonne Center (Eglise Saint-Nazaire & Chateau Comtal) and Pont Valentre (in Cahors). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Place du Capitole, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, listen to music at Theatre du Capitole, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japonais.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Toulouse sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Toulouse by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Toulouse are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Toulouse

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Albi, Pont Valentre
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Walking tours
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Pont Valentre ©
Pont Valentre

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and finally examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, then don't miss a visit to Le Mur Des Canuts, and then wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges.

To find reviews, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Toulouse to Lyon by combination of flight and tram takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Lyon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Walking tours

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