15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Wolfsburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Hannover, Germany
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
7
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Bamberg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
9
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
10
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
12
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13 h
End: Montreal, Canada


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2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Before you visit Zurich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Montreal, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Montreal to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam itinerary site.

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
De Duif ©
De Duif

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 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and then admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, get a sense of history and politics at Christiansborg Slot, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kastellet.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen online tour planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. October in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wolfsburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums
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Kastellet ©
Kastellet
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Christiansborg Slot ©
Christiansborg Slot

1
night
Wolfsburg, Germany

Wolfsburg ©
Rather distinct among German cities, Wolfsburg arose in the first half of the 20th century as a somewhat planned urban area.
On the 6th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Wolfsburg and then see the interesting displays at Autostadt.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wolfsburg road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Copenhagen to Wolfsburg with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hannover.

Things to do in Wolfsburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Schloss Wolfsburg ©
Schloss Wolfsburg
Autostadt ©
Autostadt

1
day
Hannover, Germany

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Aegidienkirche and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Erlebnis Zoo Hannover.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hannover travel planning website.

Traveling by train from Wolfsburg to Hannover takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hannover

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Erlebnis Zoo Hannover ©
Erlebnis Zoo Hannover
Aegidienkirche ©
Aegidienkirche

1
night
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.
To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Berlin online trip maker.

You can take a train from Hannover to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Nightlife Tours Museums
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1
night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, and then don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bamberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Procession of Princes ©
Procession of Princes

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Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg ©
First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Neue Residenz Bamberg, steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bamberg holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Bamberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites
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Neue Residenz Bamberg ©
Neue Residenz Bamberg
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt

1
night
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, then contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Bamberg to Nuremberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then take a stroll through Altstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and finally contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg online travel route planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Burgtor und Burg ©
Burgtor und Burg

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nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at La Volerie des aigles and then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of La Petite France and then do a tasting at Jean-Marie Straub.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Strasbourg online trip builder.

Getting from Rothenburg to Strasbourg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Rothenburg in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Strasbourg, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Jean-Marie Straub, La Volerie des aigles, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
La Volerie des aigles
La Volerie des aigles
Jean-Marie Straub ©
Jean-Marie Straub

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night
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 15th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hohenschwangau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Hohenschwangau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October, Hohenschwangau is slightly colder than Strasbourg - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Altstadt von Fuessen
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Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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