11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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Train
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train
3
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Train
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Fly

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2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and go for a walk through Walplein.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges travel route planner.

London, UK to Bruges is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
The Markt ©
Landmark
The Markt
4.4
Belfry of Bruges ©
World heritage site
Belfry of Bruges
4.5

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pairi Daiza in Brugelette (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels planning app.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Grand Place ©
Must see
Grand Place
4.8
Atomium ©
Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8

1
night
Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cologne trip planning site.

You can drive from Brussels to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Highlights from your trip
Cologne Cathedral ©
Must see
Cologne Cathedral
4.8
Museum Ludwig ©
Art Museum
Museum Ludwig
4.3

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Romer.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt driving holiday site.

Take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Highlights from your trip
Stadel Museum
Art Museum
Stadel Museum
4.6
Romer ©
Architectural Building
Romer
4.4
Liebieghaus ©
Art Museum
Liebieghaus
4.4

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): walk around Lindenhofplatz, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and then stop by Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bourbaki Panorama.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zurich planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, plan for little chillier nights in Zurich, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6
Lake Zurich ©
Water Body
Lake Zurich
4.7
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Neighborhood
Bahnhofstrasse
3.9

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), don't miss a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip app.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Luxembourg City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Highlights from your trip

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