17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
7
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
8
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Geneva travel route planning tool .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Jeddah to Geneva, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in August, with highs in Geneva at 30°C and lows at 16°C. On the 7th (Wed), you're off toZurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Parks Outdoors
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2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zurich holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through The Jordaan, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planning app .

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité. On the next day, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the next day, examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marseille driving holiday planning site .

Fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Marseille at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Scuba & Snorkeling
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1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo route planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Monte-Carlo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Marseille, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monte-Carlo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Sylvabelle and Coco Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, and step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice sightseeing tool .

Nice is very close to Monte-Carlo. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Cagnes-sur-Mer, Plage des Canebiers, Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage de Sylvabelle, Chapelle Saint Hospice
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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