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 11th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam holiday site .

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. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bruges journey maker app .

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Stadhuis ©
Stadhuis

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 14th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then 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). On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), steep yourself in history at Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally meet the residents at Parc Merveilleux.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City day trip website .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

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

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 17th (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vaduz.

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
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Burg Gutenberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin, see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, and finally step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vaduz trip planner .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car 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
Gutenberg Castle ©
Gutenberg Castle

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 19th (Sat), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Munich online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can 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 20th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip maker app .

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Prater and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip site .

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind 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. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin vacation planner.

Getting from Vienna to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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