12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, stroll around Vondelpark, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). On the next day, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town). Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then walk around Lichtentaler Allee, and then try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Heidelberg in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Heidelberg, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Spas · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Spas
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 23rd (Sun), make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, then walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden, explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg day trip website.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Strasbourg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Heidelberg in May, Strasbourg is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

3
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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To plan Vienna vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Zurich to Vienna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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