24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Maison d'Erasme. Step off the beaten path and head to Bastogne War Museum and René Magritte Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bastogne War Museum
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
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.
Visit The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Saint Bavo's Cathedral for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gravensteen and In Flanders Fields Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bruges road trip site .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, In Flanders Fields Museum
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Begijnhof will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Frans Hals Museum, World Heritage Kinderdijk, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

4
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.
Visit Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Get out of town with these interesting Vienna side-trips: Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, explore the galleries of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Burgruine Duernstein, Melk Abbey
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore hidden gems such as Red Bull Hangar-7 and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozarts Geburtshaus. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, stroll the grounds of Catacombe Del Cimitero Di San Pietro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

2
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 25th (Sat), examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Lausanne, go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lausanne attractions app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Vienna to Lausanne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres Castle, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Munot, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Zoological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and then contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lausanne to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Munot, Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

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