18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Berlin, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and stop by Le Marais.

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London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Limmat. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 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
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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): admire the masterpieces at Narodni Galerie Praha, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then have fun and explore at Gallery of Steel Figures, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel svatého Jiljí. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, then explore the galleries of National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus of Prague.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Prague travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 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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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial and Pergamonmuseum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palace of Tears and Sanssouci Palace. Step out of Berlin to go to Potsdam and see Potsdam's Gardens, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie, examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, walk around Treptower Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Die Hackeschen Hoefe.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, then examine the collection at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, and then admire the striking features of Speicherstadt. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Jungfernstieg, steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then examine the collection at Dialog in the Dark, and finally wander the streets of HafenCity.

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You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hamburg are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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 a sense of the local culture at Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan. Visiting Herengracht and The Amstel will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, examine the collection at Body Worlds, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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