18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee Marmottan Monet. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

3
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Zoological Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Limmat. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and stroll around Parkanlage Zuerihorn.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Prague.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

2
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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Narodni Galerie Praha, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then view the masterpieces at Gallery of Steel Figures, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel svatého Jiljí. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, then learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus of Prague.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Zurich to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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3
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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some cultural insight at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial and Gemaldegalerie. Get some historical perspective at Potsdam's Gardens and East Side Gallery. Take a break from Berlin with a short trip to Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin vacation builder.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, then examine the collection at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Jungfernstieg, steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, then examine the collection at Dialog in the Dark, and finally take a stroll through HafenCity.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg tour planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Herengracht and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, explore the activities along The Amstel, and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Fly from Hamburg to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 15 — 18: