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 12th (Fri), stroll around Vondelpark and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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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. Traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to The Markt, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. June in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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.
On the 15th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Merveilleux, then contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then admire the landmark architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and finally don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip maker website .

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, and finally cool off at Hallenbad Altstetten.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip planning website .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vaduz.

Things to do in Zurich

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

1
night
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Burg Gutenberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin, then examine the collection at Postal Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, and finally explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vaduz trip builder website .

You can drive from Zurich to Vaduz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough 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 20th (Sat), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munich vacation builder app .

Getting from Vaduz to Munich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (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.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally stroll through Mirabell Palace.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salzburg road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough 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

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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 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Stephansplatz, then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Prater and then steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (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 24th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Berlin itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums 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 26th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and then laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and then stroll around Frederiksberg Have.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. June in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to 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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