17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
1
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Giethoorn, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 day
train:  30​min
5
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

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day
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait City ©
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
On the 31st (Tue), look for gifts at Marina World, buy something for everyone on your list at The Avenues, and then look for gifts at Old Kuwaiti Souq Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuwait City tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airport is Kuwait International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 55°C in July, and nighttime lows around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping
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The Avenues ©
The Avenues
Old Kuwaiti Souq Market
Old Kuwaiti Souq Market
Marina World ©
Marina World

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Jordaan and De Negen Straatjes. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee (in Bloemendaal) and Scheveningen beach (in Scheveningen). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Leidseplein, stop by De Kaaskamer, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker site .

Fly from Kuwait City to Amsterdam in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in August; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, Scheveningen Beach
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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nights
Giethoorn, Holland

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld and then tour the water at your own pace with Bootverhuur Giethoorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Giethoorn road trip planning tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Giethoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Giethoorn are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Bootverhuur Giethoorn ©
Bootverhuur Giethoorn
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld ©
Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld

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Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 8th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Schadowstrasse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, then look for gifts at Heinemann Confiserie, and finally stop by Old Town (Altstadt).

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dusseldorf driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Giethoorn to Dusseldorf takes 2.5 hours. In August in Dusseldorf, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping Historic Sites
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Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Old Town (Altstadt) ©
Old Town (Altstadt)

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night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum and then stroll through OMS Beachclub.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne vacation maker tool .

Cologne is just a stone's throw from Dusseldorf. In August in Cologne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

OMS Beachclub
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OMS Beachclub ©
OMS Beachclub
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum

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nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the striking features of Eberbach Abbey and then appreciate the views at Rhine Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Romer, buy something for everyone on your list at Main-Taunus Zentrum, and then take a stroll through Wilhelmstrasse.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Frankfurt trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Rhine Valley, Eberbach Abbey, Main-Taunus Zentrum, Wilhelmstrasse
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Rhine Valley ©
Rhine Valley
Eberbach Abbey ©
Eberbach Abbey
Main-Taunus Zentrum ©
Main-Taunus Zentrum

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nights
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get outside with Goenneranlage and then head outdoors with Schwarzwald Hochstrasse. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Burg Hohenbaden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nagoldtalsperre, and then head outdoors with Schwarzwald Idylle.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Baden-Baden trip maker site .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Baden-Baden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Baiersbronn, Nagoldtalsperre
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Schwarzwald Hochstrasse ©
Schwarzwald Hochstrasse
Burg Hohenbaden ©
Burg Hohenbaden
Goenneranlage ©
Goenneranlage

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pairi Daiza and then look for gifts at Maison Dandoy.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brussels driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Baden-Baden to Brussels by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Baden-Baden in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pairi Daiza
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