26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  3​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
9
Modena, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
11
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
14
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Portuguese Synagogue. Explore hidden gems such as The Jordaan and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Rotterdam Zoo in Rotterdam (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip app .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Rotterdam Zoo
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gustamps and North Laine. Kids will appreciate attractions like St. Paul's Cathedral and Natural History Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London road trip app .

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

1
night
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from London to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Liverpool are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Liverpool

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
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2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Park, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and finally make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Liverpool to Edinburgh by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Liverpool in June since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

1
night
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow trip maker .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Glasgow are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dublin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paisley Abbey
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The Mackintosh House
The Mackintosh House
Paisley Abbey ©
Paisley Abbey

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin vacation builder site .

Getting from Glasgow to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen and THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin. Do your shopping at Die Hackeschen Hoefe and Rausch Schokoladenhaus. The adventure continues: get curious at Deutsches Technikmuseum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, get a new perspective on nature at Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), and explore the wide array of goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berlin holiday website .

Getting from Dublin to Berlin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Berlin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial
German Museum of Technology ©
German Museum of Technology

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip planning tool .

Fly from Berlin to Bologna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Bologna sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Modena.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

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hours
Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Plan a Modena trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Bologna to Modena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in Modena sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Parma.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 1st (Mon), take a stroll around Vernazza, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, then trek along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Modena to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

1
night
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Torri di Porta Soprana and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Genoa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Genoa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Porta Soprana ©
Porta Soprana
Palazzo San Giorgio ©
Palazzo San Giorgio

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, and then wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Kloster Einsiedeln and then meet the residents at Natur- und Tierpark Goldau.

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

Traveling by car from Genoa to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Genoa in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Zurich. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kloster Einsiedeln, Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
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Natur- und Tierpark Goldau ©
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, make a trip to Grand Place, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally see the interesting displays at Moof Museum.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip tool .

Fly from Zurich to Brussels in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
On the 7th (Sun), get curious at Body Worlds.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip site .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Childrens Museums Museums
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Body Worlds ©
Body Worlds
OBA Library of Amsterdam ©
OBA Library of Amsterdam

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