17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Bernardino, United States
Travel:  80​h
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
9
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Travel:  80​h
End: San Bernardino, United States

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner .

San Bernardino, USA to Bruges is an approximately 80-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from San Bernardino to Bruges is 9 hours. Traveling from San Bernardino in June, expect nights in Bruges to be a bit cooler, around 52°F, while days are much colder, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June in Brussels, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in June: highs in Paris hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lyon day trip site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You'll set off for Geneva on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Lyon

Outdoors Fun & Games Nightlife
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1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Geneva driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Geneva are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll set off for Florence on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Museums Parks
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night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence visit planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Geneva in June; daily highs in Florence reach 83°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
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.
On the 16th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary app .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 18th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip builder .

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in June, with highs in Budapest at 79°F and lows at 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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night
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 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, then take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, and then see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in June, things will get little chillier in Copenhagen: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek ©
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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