15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll around Parkanlage Zuerihorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, admire the striking features of Church of St. Peter, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and finally explore the activities along Seebad Enge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary builder site.

Calgary, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Zurich. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Calgary in May since evenings lows in Zurich dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Paragliding Luzern ©
Paragliding Luzern
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Seebad Enge ©
Seebad Enge

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nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, admire the striking features of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, then get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then admire the landmark architecture of Kaisergruft, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Duernstein, don't miss a visit to Stift Durnstein, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Durnstein
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Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
State Hall of the Austrian National Library ©

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Prague

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 10th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Berger Str., contemplate the long history of Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park, get in on the family fun at Freizeitpark Lochmuhle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dreikonigskirche, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche). On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Fountain of Justice, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Mathildenhoehe, and finally explore the striking landscape at Felsenmeer.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Frankfurt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Freizeitpark Lochmuhle, Felsenmeer, Mathildenhoehe, Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Freizeitpark Lochmuhle ©
Freizeitpark Lochmuhle
Felsenmeer ©
Felsenmeer

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, don't miss a visit to Atomium, then admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then see the interesting displays at Autoworld, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' and then get outside with European Balloon Corporation.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels vacation builder.

Getting from Frankfurt to Brussels by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Frankfurt in May, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', European Balloon Corporation
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European Balloon Corporation ©
European Balloon Corporation
Atomium ©
Atomium
Autoworld ©
Autoworld

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, explore the engaging exhibits at Almond Valley Heritage Trust, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Holyrood Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holyrood Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at Grassmarket.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh visit planner.

You can fly from Brussels to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Almond Valley Heritage Trust
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Almond Valley Heritage Trust ©
Almond Valley Heritage Trust

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