10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
train:  3​h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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 Disneyland Paris. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Aare River, hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), stop by Gysi AG Chocolatier Suisse, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bern day trip planning app .

Getting from Paris to Bern by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get a bit cooler in Bern: highs are around 5°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Shopping Nature
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Federal Building (Bundeshaus) ©
Federal Building (Bundeshaus)

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and finally shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Bern to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Messe Frankfurt GmbH, buy something for everyone on your list at Main-Taunus Zentrum, then get a taste of the local shopping with MyZeil, then buy something for everyone on your list at Zeilgalerie, and finally stop by L'Abbate Kasefabrik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Fountain of Justice, admire the striking features of Romer, make a trip to Main Tower, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Lucerne in December, Frankfurt is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

L'Abbate Kasefabrik, Main-Taunus Zentrum
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Kleinmarkthalle ©
Kleinmarkthalle
L'Abbate Kasefabrik ©
L'Abbate Kasefabrik
Main-Taunus Zentrum ©
Main-Taunus Zentrum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally wander the streets of Place St. Gery.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brussels holiday builder app .

Getting from Frankfurt to Brussels by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Neighborhoods
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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Place St. Gery ©
Place St. Gery
Cantillon Brewery ©
Cantillon Brewery

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a stroll through Leidseplein, then steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Shopping Breweries & Distilleries
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Leidseplein ©
Leidseplein

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