European Vacation Itinerary: 2 Weeks 6 Countries

European Vacation Itinerary: 2 Weeks – 6 Countries

 England, Belgium, Amsterdam, France, Switzerland, and Germany

Are you ready to embark on the ultimate European Vacation adventure? Picture this: strolling through the charming streets of England, indulging in mouth-watering Belgian waffles, floating in the canals of Amsterdam, wining and dining in France, hiking the Swiss Alps, and celebrating the end of the trip with Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Sound too good to be true? Well, get ready to make it a reality! In this blog post, we will provide you with the ultimate European vacation itinerary, perfect for those looking to explore six incredible countries in just two weeks. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, this itinerary will take you on an unforgettable journey through England, Belgium, Amsterdam, France, Switzerland, and Germany. So, pack your bags, grab your passport, and get ready to experience the trip of a lifetime. It is time to spend 2 weeks marking off  items on your bucket list.

European Trip Itinerary – 2 Weeks – 6 Countries

England – Belgium – Amsterdam – France – Switzerland – Germany

If you are planning a trip to Europe,  I hope this itinerary helps you make the most of your days in Europe!

Arrival – Day One – London, England

We never plan too much on an arrival day. Today is just about getting your barrings.

  • Take an iconic taxi to your hotel.
  • Have fish and chips at a pub.
  • Take a nap if need be!
  • See London from the London Eye or take in the view from Sky Garden.
  • Take a selfie with Big Ben.

Day Two Part One – London, England

Take an afternoon speed train to Brussels. Sight Seeing in London during the day and Brussels in the evening.

  • Up early for complimentary breakfast at the hotel and then a stroll to Buckingham Palace. (We stayed at the Westminster London Curio Collection by Hilton.)
  • Watch the changing of the Guard or the Horse Guards Parade.
  • Take in one of London’s many Museums. We visited Churchill War Rooms.
  • Gab a bite to eat at the train station and grab a bottle of wine to share for the train ride to Brussels. 

Day Two Part Two – Brussels, Belgium

Less than 24 hours in Brussels, so try staying by the Grand Place.

  • Visit the Grand Place Square. 
  • Get traditional Belgian Fies at Fritland.
  • Visit the Manneken Pis Statue.
  • Hae a Belgian Waffle for Dessert. 

Day Three – Amsterdam

Get up early and catch a speed train to Amsterdam.

  • Try staying near the Centraal Rail Station. We picked the DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Visit Anne Franks House
  • Walk to the Flower Market. 
  • Grab a Heineken and try a Bitterbal. 

Day Four – Amsterdam

Day in Amsterdam. Late Afternoon Train to Paris. 

  • Visit Van Gogh Museum as soon as they open. 
  • Visit The Stedelik or Rijksmuseum Museum, depending on your art tastes. 
  • Take a beer tour at the Heineken Experience. 
  • Take a Canal Boat Tour. 
  • Grab snacks and a bottle of wine and jump on a speed train to Paris. 

Day Five – Paris, France

Explore Paris’s Art, Food, Fashion, and top landmark.

  • Get up early to visit the Louve as soon as they open. 
  • Lunch at Pink Mamas. We loved the Truffle Pizza and Pasta!
  • Visit the La Galerie Dior 
  • Sunset at the Eiffel Tower. 

Day Six – Day Trip to Versailles

Get there early to avoid the crowds.

  • Get an Uber to Versailles.
  • Morning in the Palace.
  • Afternoon in the gardens. 
  • You can rent a golf cart or bicycle to see as much as possible.
  • Plan on dinner back in Paris. 

Day Seven – Paris

Take the day and wander the street of Paris!

  • Breakfast in a sidewalk cafe.
  • Lunch at La Train Bleu
  • See the stained-glass windows at Sainte-Chapelle
  • Walk by Cathedrale Notre-Dame
  • Picnic in the park in front of the Eiffel Tower
  • Climb to the top of Arc de Triomphe

Day Eight – Travel to Murren, Switzerland

Day 8 is primarily a travel day.

  • Bring food, wine, and a deck of cards, and enjoy the views. 
  • Take a walk around Murren
  • See the cows come home
  • Grab some supplies at the Coop
  • Dinner in town.

Day Nine – Swiss Alps

Time to see the view from the top!

  • Visit Schithorn and the 007 Museum
  • Have a drink at the revolving restaurant
  • Stop and Bring on the way back down. 
  • Take one of the hikes around Muuen. 
  • Try cheese fondue. 

Day Ten – Swiss Alps

How adventurous are you? 

  • Morning Paragliding down to the Lauterbrunnen Valley
  • Take a hike through the Lauterbrunnen Valley
  • Stop at Trummelbachfalle and view the power of the water.
  • Eat in Lauterbrunnen before heading back to Muuren. 

Day Eleven – Murren, Switzerland to St Margrethen 

Making the most of this travel day across Switzerland.

  • Take a ride on the Glacier Express. Known as the “Slowest Express Train in the World”

Day Twelve – Munich, Germany

Do some sightseeing in Munich.

  • Visit a museum 
  • Take a food tour
  • Buy or rent Lederhose and Dirndl for Oktoberfest

Day Thirteen – Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Yes! You should dress the part! I promise you will not regret it. 

  • Get some Euro and head to Oktoberfest early
  • Check out a couple of Beer Tents
  • Have some German Fair Food

Day Fourteen – Germany

Last full day!  Road Trip Day!

  • We moved to the Airport Hilton in prep for an early flight out.
  • We rented a BMW from the airport and set out for a drive. 
  • Visit the Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Stop and check out some non-tourist towns and shops. 

Where to Start Your European Trip

Depending on your best flight option, your Europe trip itinerary might be in a different order.

We flew in London, England and out of Munich, Germany. With the use of speed trains, it was easy to travel between European countries. Start with your flights and then build your trip from there. At the start of planning this trip, we only planned on going to Paris and Germany, but England got added with cheap flights. Speed trains made it easy to add Belgium and Amsterdam. And well, Switzerland is on the way to Germany, so why not stay a couple of nights?

The Best Time of Year to Visit Europe

I recommend to travel to Europe during the shoulder seasons of April – May and September – October. The perfect mix of fewer crowds and pleasant weather. We went in the end of September and it was perfect.

The Best Way to Get Around Europe

No need to rent a car for this trip. Trains make it easy to get around this country. I recommend buying your ticket online. Rail Ninja is an excellent source to get train timetables. You can book your tickets or you can purchase them direct from the carrier.

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