17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dordrecht, Holland
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Asti, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Bastogne, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Dordrecht, Holland

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Aare Gorge. Get outdoors at Lake Zurich and Seebad Katzensee. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Chapel Bridge (in Lucerne) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, explore the activities along Limmat, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich online trip itinerary builder .

Dordrecht, Holland to Zurich is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Chapel Bridge, Aare Gorge, Lake Brienz
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then get outside with Mediolanum Forum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Milan is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Asti.

Things to do in Milan

Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Mediolanum Forum
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Mediolanum Forum ©
Mediolanum Forum

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Asti, Italy

Asti ©
Asti is a city and comune of 76 164 inhabitants (1-1-2017) located in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, about 55km east of Turin in the plain of the Tanaro River. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di Sant'Andrea and Forte di Gavi. Popular historic sites such as Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta and Cattedrale di Sant'Evasio (Duomo di Casale Monferrato) are in your itinerary. Explore Asti's surroundings by going to Finale Ligure (Bagni Garibaldi & Vittoria Beach), Cattedrale Nostra Signora Assunta (in Acqui Terme) and Lido delle Sirene (in Bergeggi). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni San Domenico Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Asti trip planner .

You can drive from Milan to Asti in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Milan in July since evenings lows in Asti dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Asti

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Finale Ligure, Cattedrale di Sant'Evasio (Duomo di Casale Monferrato), Cattedrale Nostra Signora Assunta, Basilica di Sant'Andrea, Forte di Gavi
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Basilica di Sant'Andrea ©
Basilica di Sant'Andrea
Bagni Garibaldi ©
Bagni Garibaldi

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco and then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Asti to Monte-Carlo takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Prince's Palace
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

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Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 23rd (Mon), snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon. On your second day here, take in the views from Pont du Gard, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades du Sautadet, then delve into the distant past at Forteresse de Mornas, and finally explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon attractions planner .

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Avignon, with highs around 36°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bastogne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, Forteresse de Mornas, Cascades du Sautadet, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Forteresse de Mornas ©
Forteresse de Mornas
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Bastogne, Belgium

Bastogne ©
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II.
Mardasson Memorial and Chateau de Modave are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like La Grotte de Han and Eau d'Heure lakes. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne (in Lavaux-Sainte-Anne), Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery (in Henri-Chapelle) and Chateau de Reinhardstein (in Ovifat). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chimay, get in on the family fun at Le Labyrinthe de Barvaux-Durbuy, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bois de la Paix.

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You can drive from Avignon to Bastogne in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bastogne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dinant, Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha, German War Cemetery, Grottes de Hotton
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La Grotte de Han ©
La Grotte de Han
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Les Draisines De La Molignée ©
Les Draisines De La Molignée

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