16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Change things up with a short trip to Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get a taste of the local shopping with De Negen Straatjes.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder website .

Cairo, Egypt to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, Amsterdam is cooler than Cairo - with highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Visit Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Autoworld, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and explore the galleries of Atomium.

Before you visit Brussels, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Brussels sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Paris are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
On the 12th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town (Altstadt) and Lindenhof. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and stroll through Seebad Katzensee.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich tour itinerary builder website .

Fly from Milan to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in November, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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