20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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Arnhem, The Netherlands

Arnhem ©

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
On the 1st (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel, identify plant and animal life at Landgoed Schovenhorst, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kootwijkerzand, and finally see the interesting displays at Building A. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum MORE, then see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Glider Collection Wolfheze.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arnhem tour itinerary app.

Amsterdam to Arnhem is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel ©
Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel
Museum MORE ©
Museum MORE

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Maria Himmelfahrt, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), and finally explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, and finally see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cologne travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Arnhem to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March in Cologne, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Goethe House, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then snap pictures at Iron Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Weilbacher Kiesgruben, appreciate the extensive heritage of Neroberg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mainz Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg).

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

2
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe, then explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Technik Museum Speyer, contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Heidelberg attractions planner.

Drive from Frankfurt to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Frankfurt in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Heidelberg, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie, then steep yourself in history at Palace Square, then take a stroll through Konigstrasse, and finally see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, then step into the grandiose world of Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg, and then admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Stuttgart day trip planning website.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Heidelberg in March: highs in Stuttgart hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Staatsgalerie ©
Staatsgalerie

3
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Palais de Rohan and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Alsatian Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: NaturoparC - Hunawihr (in Hunawihr), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and La Volerie des Aigles (in Kintzheim). Next up on the itinerary: visit La Petite France, examine the collection at Le Vaisseau, and don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg day trip site.

Getting from Stuttgart to Strasbourg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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 14th (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with Hightide Kayak School, push the limits with Skydive Interlaken, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and finally look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet. On your second day here, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and finally browse the different shops at Central Railroad Station.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Strasbourg to Interlaken by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hightide Kayak School ©
Hightide Kayak School
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Patek Philippe Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chillon and Chaplin's World. Change things up with these side-trips from Lausanne: Geneva (Cathedrale de St-Pierre & The Geneva Water Fountain) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, examine the collection at Musee de l'Elysee, and explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lausanne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Lausanne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

2
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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then don't miss a visit to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, and finally take a tour by water with Fly Fish Zermatt. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Lausanne to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fly Fish Zermatt ©
Fly Fish Zermatt
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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