19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Rossio Train Station, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then stop by Parque das Nacoes, and finally engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip tool.

Cancun, Mexico to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Cancun in April, expect nights in Lisbon to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou as well as Palace of Versailles. Step off the beaten path and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Latin Quarter. Attractions like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris journey builder site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 26th (Mon): take in the views from St Bonifacius Bridge, explore the galleries of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then look for gifts at Chocolates & Happiness, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), and finally hike along Bruges Art Route.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges online trip maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Place St. Gery, see the interesting displays at Atomium, stroll around ZOO Planckendael, contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, then take a peaceful walk through Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Roemerberg, admire the striking features of Main Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, get to know the resident critters at Opel Zoo, then examine the collection at Dialogmuseum Frankfurt, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche). On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Fountain of Justice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dreikonigskirche, then explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, and finally snap pictures at Holbeinsteg.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt road trip planning app.

Drive from Brussels to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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 2nd (Sun), get outside with Ammersee, contemplate the waterfront views at Starnberger See, stroll around Theresienwiese, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then admire the striking features of Old Town Hall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munich road trip planner.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Munich in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Munich are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Munich

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then make a trip to Vieille Ville de Thoune, then examine the collection at Museum of Communication, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Zahringerbrunnen, visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, then wander the streets of Matte, then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and finally get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Dahlholzli.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bern online tour builder.

Getting from Munich to Bern by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 6th (Thu), Head underground at Hollgrotten, get interesting insight from Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Felsenegg, then stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, then stop by Niederdorf, and finally wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): explore the activities along Seebad Enge, head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip builder site.

Getting from Bern to Zurich by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Paris, France

City of Light

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker tool.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You will leave for home on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 7 — 8: