15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Drive to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Fly to Vienna
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Gross-Gerau


Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and laugh and play at Prater.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

Gross-Gerau, Germany to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Zurich.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Vienna to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
Nature · Parks · Museums

Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brussels.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Planete Chocolat as well as Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. On the 19th (Tue), stop by Planete Chocolat, then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then steep yourself in history at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels route builder app.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Windmillamsterdam, Madurodam and Cheese Factory Volendam. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Keukenhof in Lisse--about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam attractions planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Switzerland travel guide

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.

Belgium travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.