17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
8
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
10
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip builder app .

Vancouver, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Copenhagen is 9 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect Copenhagen to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 12th (Sun), wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin online holiday planner .

Fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Prater and then admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace.

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Getting from Berlin to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg tour itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Munich

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

1
night
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin, then don't miss a visit to Burg Gutenberg, then learn about winemaking at Hofkellerei of the Prince of Liechtenstein, and finally explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vaduz trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Vaduz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Gutenberg Castle
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Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle
Gutenberg Castle ©
Gutenberg Castle
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein ©
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): meet the residents at Parc Merveilleux, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City online itinerary builder .

Fly from Zurich to Luxembourg City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 21st (Tue), find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then examine the collection at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brussels journey planner .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Bruges.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to The Markt, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip planner .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

2
nights
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 24th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at ARTIS, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk, and finally get your game on at Museumphoto.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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