22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Bettembourg, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Lyon, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Visiting Scheveningen beach and ARTIS will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at The Jordaan and Anne Frank House. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Zandvoort and see Zandvoort aan Zee, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, take a stroll through Red Light District, and contemplate the long history of Begijnhof.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam planning app .

Jerusalem, Israel to Amsterdam is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Amsterdam, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jerusalem in August: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Bettembourg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Scheveningen Beach
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Bettembourg, Luxembourg

Bettembourg ©
Bettembourg is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. On the 6th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Military History, hike along Mullerthal Trail, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Casino 2000 and then learn about winemaking at Caves St Martin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bettembourg online itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amsterdam to Bettembourg. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Bettembourg

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Casino 2000, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Mullerthal Trail, Caves St Martin, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire
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Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail

6
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Plage de Port-Choiseul and Bains des Paquis. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chillon and Patek Philippe Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Castle of Gruyeres (in Gruyeres), Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)) and Martigny (Barryland - Musee et Chiens du St-Bernard & Fondation Pierre Gianadda). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring at Lake Geneva. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Maison Tavel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Bettembourg to Geneva with the Route module. August in Geneva sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Martigny, Chaplin's World, Castle of Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

4
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Vieux Lyon. Get outdoors at Parc de la Tete d'Or and Plage de Conjux. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Museum and site of Saint-Romain-en-Gal Vienne (in Vienne) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Geneva to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Plage de Conjux, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval

4
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.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lyon in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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