23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Newark, United States

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Palace of Versailles and The Catacombs will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Musée d'Orsay and Rodin Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny (about 1:25 hours away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and don't miss a visit to Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New York City, USA to Paris. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
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.
Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Horta Museum (Musee Horta) capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand-Place and Atomium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Rembrandt House Museum. Get some cultural insight at Rijksmuseum and Red Light District. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Natura Artis Magistra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cologne Cathedral and Rheinuferpromenade. Appreciate the collections at Wallraf-Richartz Museum and German National Museum of Contemporary History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cologne: Aachen Cathedral (in Aachen) and Burg Eltz (in Wierschem). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, see the interesting displays at Cologne Chocolate Museum, and don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aachen Cathedral, Rheinuferpromenade, Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Eltz Castle
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark. You'll explore and learn at Thorvaldsens Museum and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Alban's Church, make a trip to Church of Our Saviour, and pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue).

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. Get some historical perspective at Stockholm Old Town and Monteliusvagen. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Skansen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millesgården, admire the striking features of Stockholm City Hall, and head off the coast to Sandhamn.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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