18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Williston, United States
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Williston, United States

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 6th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Keep things going the next day: walk around Vondelpark, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture De Violist.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Williston, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Williston to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Williston in May: highs in Amsterdam hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 48°F. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (The Markt & Historic Centre of Brugge). The adventure continues: make a trip to Grand Place, browse the exhibits of Atomium, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To find reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
The Markt ©
The Markt

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxembourg City: Chateau de Vianden (in Vianden), Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal) and Alte Sauerbrucke (in Echternach). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), and snap pictures at Viaduc (Passerelle).

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Luxembourg City sightseeing site .

Getting from Brussels to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, Mullerthal Trail, Alte Sauerbrucke, Chateau de Vianden
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Geneva online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Luxembourg City to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

2
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.
To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan travel route tool .

Fly from Geneva to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Geneva in May, with highs in Milan at 73°F and lows at 55°F. On the 16th (Sat), you're off to Nice.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nice trip builder website .

You can drive from Milan to Nice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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