37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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37 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  15 h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Vancouver, Canada


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4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Potsdam's Gardens. Step out of the city life by going to Strandbar Mitte and Zoo Berlin. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen, take in the history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Berlin.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin travel site .

Vancouver, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Potsdam's Gardens
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Canals area and Zaanse Schans. Visiting ARTIS and The Amstel will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark in Arnhem (about 1h 40 min away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, Canals area
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Canals area ©
Canals area

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Belfry of Bruges and Moof Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: St Michael's Bridge (in Ghent) and Basilica of the Holy Blood (in Bruges). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the galleries of Atomium, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Guildhouses.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brussels holiday tool .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, St Michael's Bridge
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

3
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Citadel of the Holy Spirit (Citadelle du St-Esprit), explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de la Ville, don't miss a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Michel's Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Casemates du Bock. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, make a trip to Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, then explore the ancient world of Bourscheid Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau de Vianden.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bourscheid Castle, Chateau de Vianden, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Bourscheid Castle ©
Bourscheid Castle

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Île de la Cité. Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and Ile Saint-Louis. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Luxembourg City to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zurich attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Zurich to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in May: high temperatures in Milan hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa ©
Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary of The Rosary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 1st (Mon), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence route planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri and San Pietro in Vincoli. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cupola di San Pietro and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and explore the galleries of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route builder .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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