18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
End: Ottawa, Canada

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and finally make a trip to Big Ben. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our London day trip app .

Ottawa, Canada to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Ottawa to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ottawa in May, plan for slightly colder days in London, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then walk around Minnewaterpark, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

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You can drive from London to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

2
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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. While traveling from Bruges, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt online journey planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
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 8th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at English Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, then appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

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

Traveling by car from Zurich to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Munich, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 (Sun), examine the collection at Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice) and then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip builder website .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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