18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
5
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Atelier des Lumieres. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online journey 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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. 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 time for travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Musee Marmottan Monet ©
Musee Marmottan Monet
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
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
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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.
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
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Lesser Town
Lesser Town
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 Palace of Tears. Discover out-of-the-way places like Potsdam's Gardens and Sanssouci Palace. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie, admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, buy something for everyone on your list at Die Hackeschen Hoefe, and kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte.

Plan trip to Berlin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Potsdam
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Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial
Gemaldegalerie ©
Gemaldegalerie
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg journey planning app.

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
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ ©
CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

3
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
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 Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). 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 wander the streets of The Jordaan.

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 · Nature
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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