8 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

8 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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8 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
1
Denver, United States
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Denver, United States

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Denver, United States

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Fort Logan National Cemetary, take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver visit planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive
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Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Fort Logan National Cemetary ©
Fort Logan National Cemetary

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then examine the collection at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally walk around Vondelpark.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Denver to Amsterdam in 13.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Denver to Amsterdam, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Denver in November, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Budapest are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zurich day trip planner.

Fly from Budapest to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November in Zurich, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

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

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