17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Vancouver, 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 10th (Fri), stroll around Vondelpark and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam sightseeing planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to The Markt, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bruges trip simple and quick.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip website .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Casemates du Bock, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Merveilleux, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and finally don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip planner .

Drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Parc Merveilleux
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Parc Merveilleux ©
Parc Merveilleux

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, make a splash at Hallenbad Altstetten, then make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich vacation maker website .

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Zurich

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten
Hallenbad Altstetten ©
Hallenbad Altstetten
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

1
night
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle, examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, examine the collection at Postal Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin, and finally don't miss a visit to Burg Gutenberg.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Vaduz vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Vaduz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gutenberg Castle
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Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein ©
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Cathedral of St. Florin ©
Cathedral of St. Florin

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
On the 18th (Sat), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, make a trip to Marienplatz, and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip maker app .

You can drive from Vaduz to Munich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Munich are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip maker site .

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Stephansplatz, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Prater and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna tour builder site .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally meet the residents at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then make a trip to Reichstag Building, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Planning Berlin trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, then take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and then walk around Frederiksberg Have.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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