21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 Zuiderzeemuseum and Doopsgezind Amsterdam. Escape the urban bustle at Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Strand Egmond aan Zee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Amerongen Castle (in Amerongen), Mondial Museum (in Volendam) and Huis Doorn (in Doorn).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Amerongen Castle, Mondial Museum, Huis Doorn, Zuiderzeemuseum, Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen
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Mondial Museum ©
Mondial Museum
Zuiderzeemuseum ©
Zuiderzeemuseum
Amerongen Castle ©
Amerongen Castle

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Amager Strandpark, then walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, then admire the landmark architecture of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Kirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Frederiksberg Slot, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, then appreciate the history behind Frederiksborg slotshave, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fredensborg Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hillerod, Fredensborg Palace, Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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Amager Strandpark ©
Amager Strandpark
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Frederiksborg slotshave ©
Frederiksborg slotshave

1
night
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien, take a peaceful walk through Moesgard Forrest, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katolsk Vor Frue Kirke, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sct. Paul's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vor Frue Kirke.

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Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hamburg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Mollestien ©
Mollestien
Katolsk Vor Frue Kirke ©
Katolsk Vor Frue Kirke
Sct. Paul's Church ©
Sct. Paul's Church

2
nights
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 16th (Mon), savor a hot drink at Café Elbgold , steep yourself in history at Altonaer Rathaus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauptkirche St. Katharinen, then see the interesting displays at DIALOG IM STILLEN, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jacobi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): stop by Alsterhaus Hamburg, examine the collection at Bucerius Kunst Forum, then examine the collection at Kaffeemuseum-Burg, then examine the collection at Deutsches Zollmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Wasserkunst Kaltehofe.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aarhus to Hamburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Dialog in Silence ©
Dialog in Silence
Hauptkirche St. Katharinen ©
Hauptkirche St. Katharinen
Hauptkirche St. Jacobi ©
Hauptkirche St. Jacobi

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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 18th (Wed), admire the striking features of Heiliggeistkirche, pause for some photo ops at Angel of Peace (Friedensengel), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, pause for some photo ops at Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria, then don't miss a visit to Fassade des Hirmer Stammhauses, and finally don't miss a visit to Mariensaeule. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Munich, steep yourself in history at Generals' Hall (Feldherrnhalle), get engrossed in the history at Bavarian National Museum (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum), then make a trip to Siegestor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Reconciliation between East and West.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Hamburg to Munich in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Heiliggeistkirche ©
Heiliggeistkirche
Feldherrnhalle ©
Feldherrnhalle
Burgersaalkirche ©
Burgersaalkirche

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alpspitz, take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter und Paul, then take in the pleasant sights at Ludwigstrasse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oberammergau Church.

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Getting from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

St. Peter und Paul, Oberammergau Church
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Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz
St. Peter und Paul ©
St. Peter und Paul
Oberammergau Church ©
Oberammergau Church

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Citadel of the Holy Spirit (Citadelle du St-Esprit), then hike along Parcs de la Petrusse, and then Head underground at Petrusse Casemates.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Luxembourg City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau Esch-sur-Sure, Larochette Castle, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg
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Parcs de la Petrusse ©
Parcs de la Petrusse
Larochette Castle ©
Larochette Castle
Chateau Esch-sur-Sure ©
Chateau Esch-sur-Sure

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Pavillon M, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de la Buzine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Laurent, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de la Treille, and finally get outside with Set Squash Marseille. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise des Reformes - Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, then see the interesting displays at Regards de Provence, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Piemanson.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Luxembourg City to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in September: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Plage de Piemanson
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Eglise Saint-Laurent ©
Eglise Saint-Laurent
Chateau de la Buzine ©
Chateau de la Buzine
Plage de Piemanson ©
Plage de Piemanson

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Malmaison and Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis. Memorial De La Shoah and Atelier des Lumieres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Pont-Neuf, don't miss a visit to Place Vendome, explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, and stroll around Parc du Champ de Mars.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris attractions app .

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marseille in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Malmaison, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
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Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah
Atelier des Lumieres ©
Atelier des Lumieres
Chateau de Malmaison ©
Chateau de Malmaison

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, take in the spiritual surroundings of De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arentshof, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld
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Brugge Sint Jacobskerk ©
Brugge Sint Jacobskerk
Arentshof ©
Arentshof
Sint-Walburgakerk ©
Sint-Walburgakerk

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hours
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
On the 29th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Muiderslot, then steep yourself in history at Grenspaal, then examine the collection at Museum of the Canals, and finally examine the collection at Amsterdam Tulip Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder tool .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Muiderslot
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Muiderslot ©
Muiderslot
Museum of the Canals ©
Museum of the Canals
Amsterdam Tulip Museum ©
Amsterdam Tulip Museum

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