15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h 45​min
5
Versailles, France
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally walk around Vondelpark.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online sightseeing planner .

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Cologne Cathedral (in Cologne), Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg) and Altstadt (in Rothenburg). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and take some stellar pictures from Main Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Frankfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Altstadt, Schloss Heidelberg, Würzburg Residence, Cologne Cathedral
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

3
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet. On the next day, admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, then admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ancien Hopital Royal.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Versailles trip planner .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Versailles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Orléans Cathedral, Fondation Claude Monet
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

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