53 days in Western Europe Itinerary

53 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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53 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Alhambra, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
6
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
9
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Grenoble, France
— 2 nights
11
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
12
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
13
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  8​h 15​min
14
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  17​h
15
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
16
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
17
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
18
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
train:  11​h 45​min
19
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
20
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
21
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
22
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
23
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Alcazar de Segovia capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Change things up with a short trip to Catedral de Segovia in Segovia (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Retiro Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid road trip planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Madrid. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madrid when traveling from Los Angeles in May, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then gain insight at Real Fabrica De Tabacos, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seville online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in May since evenings lows in Seville dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

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night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Granada road trip planning tool .

Getting from Seville to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Granada, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alhambra.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks
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Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

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Alhambra, Spain

Alhambra ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): head outdoors with Arquenatura and then take a peaceful walk through Area Recreativa Rio Dilar.

Plan my day in Alhambra using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Alhambra is just a short distance from Granada. June in Alhambra sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Granada.

Things to do in Alhambra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arquenatura, Area Recreativa Rio Dilar
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Area Recreativa Rio Dilar ©
Area Recreativa Rio Dilar
Justice Gate ©
Justice Gate

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jerome Monastery and then admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Granada vacation maker website .

Granada is just a short distance from Alhambra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, and finally examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cordoba holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
On the 6th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museo Cerralbo, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then admire the masterpieces at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip maker website .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla
Museo Cerralbo ©
Museo Cerralbo
Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales ©

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 7th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Placa Espanya, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona holiday planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carrieres des Lumieres and Eglise St-Trophime. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Marseille with a short trip to Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip planning site .

Fly from Barcelona to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Marseille, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Grenoble.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arles, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Carrieres des Lumieres, Calanques
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Calanques ©
Calanques

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nights
Grenoble, France

Grenoble ©
At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
On the 12th (Wed), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Dauphinois, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint Andre. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Ancien Eveche, admire the masterpieces at Musee de Grenoble, then examine the collection at Musee de la Revolution Francaise, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chambéry Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grenoble online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Marseille to Grenoble takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, Grenoble is a bit cooler than Marseille - with highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Grenoble

Museums Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Chambéry Cathedral, Musee de la Revolution Francaise
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Musee de la Revolution Francaise ©
Musee de la Revolution Francaise
Musee de l'Ancien Eveche ©
Musee de l'Ancien Eveche
Musee de Grenoble ©
Musee de Grenoble

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Vallorbe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille ville, and then see the interesting displays at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, then examine the collection at Musee de l'Elysee, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lausanne attractions planner .

You can drive from Grenoble to Lausanne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vieille ville, Grottes de Vallorbe, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and then admire the sheer force of Grawa Wasserfall. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Swarovski Crystal Worlds, then get to know the fascinating history of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Innsbruck trip maker .

Getting from Lausanne to Innsbruck by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pfarrkirche Igls Vill, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Burgruine Thaur, Schlick 2000, Swarovski Crystal Worlds
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Swarovski Crystal Worlds ©
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens, then stroll through Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planning site .

You can fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Berlin day trip planner .

Fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, and then stroll through Sognsvann Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet and then admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Oslo planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Oslo, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Appreciate the collections at Vasa Museum and ABBA The Museum. Get in touch with nature at Stockholm Old Town and Riddarholmen. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and glide through natural beauty at The Green Trails.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip site .

Getting from Oslo to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Outdoors Adventure
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planner .

Fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
Let the collections at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and National Museum of Denmark capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Copenhagen ZOO and Amager Strandpark. Step out of Copenhagen to go to Helsingoer and see Kronborg, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, identify plant and animal life at Jaegerborg Dyrehave, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, and get engrossed in the history at Amalienborg.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen journey maker app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Kronborg
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Jaegerborg Dyrehave ©
Jaegerborg Dyrehave
Kronborg ©
Kronborg
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Zaanse Schans. Escape the urban bustle at ARTIS and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater. Change things up with a short trip to Strand Camperduin in Schoorl (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and contemplate the long history of Begijnhof.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Strand Camperduin, Natuurgebied Zwanenwater, Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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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 9th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), hike along Bruges Art Route, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally make a trip to The Markt. On the next day, look for gifts at The Bottle Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

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

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bruges in July: highs in Paris hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Linlithgow Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Five Sisters Zoo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hunterian Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Tenement House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Glasgow trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from London to Glasgow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in July, expect Glasgow to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Five Sisters Zoo, Linlithgow Palace
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