12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  7 h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 23rd (Tue), shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Zurich is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Zurich is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, you will find days in Zurich are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally make a trip to Casemates du Bock.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City online day trip planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get outdoors at Minnewater Lake and DOK City Beach. Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Gravensteen Castle in Ghent, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and make a trip to The Markt.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges day trip planning site .

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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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.
Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Île de la Cité and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris visit site .

Getting from Bruges to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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