9 days in Western Europe Itinerary

9 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  4 h 30 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru, India

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 Albert Cuyp Market. On the 29th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market and then stroll around Vondelpark. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planning website .

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 difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Eiffel Tower, Midnight In Paris On Wheels and Walt Disney Studios Park. On the 1st (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower and then join in the after-dark buzz at Midnight In Paris On Wheels.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Nightlife Tours

Side Trip

Walt Disney Studios Park
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zurich travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
night
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 Switzerland Explorer as well as Free Walk Lucerne. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then take in the local landmarks with Switzerland Explorer, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and finally squeeze the most out of the city with Free Walk Lucerne.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Free Walk Lucerne ©
Free Walk Lucerne

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan vacation app .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in May: high temperatures in Milan hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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