13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights


Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in December; daily highs in Paris reach 47°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Luxembourg City.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in December: highs in Luxembourg City hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 34°F. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Brussels.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta) and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and then wander the streets of Cannaregio.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice travel planner.

Getting from Brussels to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in December, you will find days in Venice are a bit warmer (49°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 2nd (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then take a stroll through Alpiglen, then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and finally see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum.

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Getting from Venice to Grindelwald by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Milan.
Nature · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
Side Trip
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 32°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
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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.

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.