10 days in Western Europe Itinerary

10 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Washington DC, United States
Fly:  15​h
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Washington DC, United States

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 75°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munich.

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Lake Zurich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

1
day
Munich, Germany

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Flaucher and then explore the activities along English Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munich travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

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English Garden
Flaucher

1
day
Salzburg, Austria

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the striking features of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

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Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace
Untersberg

3
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Sloepdelen Boat Rental and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the activities along Het Twiske, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and browse the exhibits of Rembrandt House Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

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Vondelpark
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
Het Twiske

2
days
Paris, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and then make a trip to Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

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You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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