19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 day
Train
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train to Zurich, Fly to Munich
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Train
9
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 day
Fly
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip app.

Madrid, Spain to Zurich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Altstadt Luzern, Pont Spreuer and Jesuitenkirche. Step out of Lucerne to go to Engelberg and see Titlis, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Hammetschwand Lift, hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Markuskirche.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.
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Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
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Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Artilleriewerk Faulensee, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then look for gifts at Whiskyness, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Interlaken road trip website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Interlaken are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.
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Museums · Shopping · Adventure · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 1 day

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lauterbrunnen using our trip planner.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Grindelwald.
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Nature · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Grindelwald, Switzerland — 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, then look for gifts at Vogts Corner, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald driving holiday planner.

Grindelwald is very close to Lauterbrunnen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Bern.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen), Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), Federal Building (Bundeshaus), and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): ponder the design of Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen), then browse the exhibits of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), and finally get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.
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Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn and then enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online journey planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munich.
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Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Rathaus-Glockenspiel and Schloss Neuschwanstein. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and then ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, then contemplate the long history of Rathaus-Glockenspiel, and finally steep yourself in history at Asamkirche.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Munich takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Heidelberg.
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Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Heidelberg, Germany — 1 day

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
You've now added Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) to your itinerary. On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), make a trip to Elizabeth Gate, and then trek along Philosopher’s Walk.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Heidelberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Munich in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Heidelberg: temperatures range from 3°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 18th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally walk around Vondelpark. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Heidelberg to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Heidelberg in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You've added Delirium, Belgian Comic Strip Center, Jardin du Petit Sablon, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Atomium, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then don't miss a visit to Broussaille Mural, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Grand Place, don't miss a visit to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, admire the landmark architecture of La Bourse de Bruxelles, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bruges.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Bruges, Belgium — 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, Church of Our Lady Bruges, Stadhuis, and other attractions. On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, take a leisurely stroll along Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, then don't miss a visit to Burg Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Oude Civiele Griffie.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to home.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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