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
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
10
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and then laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens.

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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. Traveling from Vancouver to Copenhagen, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vancouver in March, with highs in Copenhagen at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and finally meet the residents at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then tour or see a game at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Berlin online trip maker .

Fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Fun & Games
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Walking tours
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Prater and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Berlin to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salzburg online attractions planner .

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

Plan trip to Munich with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Burg Gutenberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Florin, then see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, then examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, and finally step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vaduz trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Munich to Vaduz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites Museums

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 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

Plan trip to Zurich with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. In March in Zurich, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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.
On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then don't miss a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally get to know the resident critters at Parc Merveilleux.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Luxembourg City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brussels journey maker .

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and then make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary site .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. On the next day, explore the world behind art at De Nieuwe Kerk, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally meet the residents at ARTIS.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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