26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Bremen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Perth, Australia

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Frankfurt Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt/Main).

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt vacation planner.

Perth, Australia to Frankfurt is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Frankfurt, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Perth in April: highs in Frankfurt hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Paris using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): meet the residents at La montagne des singes. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cite de l'Automobile, then see the interesting displays at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, and then get engrossed in the history at Musée d'Unterlinden.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colmar online journey maker .

You can take a train from Paris to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. April in Colmar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mulhouse, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Cave Bucher Jean Luc, La montagne des singes
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Cite de l'Automobile ©
Cite de l'Automobile
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

3
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.
On the 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Atomium, contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, then make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then admire the masterpieces at Van Buuren Museum, and finally examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Colmar to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Colmar in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges, take in the exciting artwork at Salvador Dali Exhibition, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Absolute Art Gallery.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bruges attractions planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghent
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Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of Leidseplein, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bremen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
On the 15th (Mon), have fun and explore at Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Auswandererhaus, then view the masterpieces at PHILPORTER BASILIKA - "Reise ins Ich", and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom). On the next day, examine the collection at Universum Bremen, make a trip to Schnoor Viertel, ponder the world of politics at Bremer Rathaus, then appreciate the history behind Roland Statue, and finally don't miss a visit to Historische Altstadt.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bremen travel website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Bremen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Bremen sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bremerhaven
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Deutsches Auswandererhaus ©
Deutsches Auswandererhaus
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) ©
Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Miniatur Wunderland and Red Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Fish Auction Hall and Market or Kaufhaus Hamburg. The adventure continues: stroll through Hamburg Zoo, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Hamburg travel planner .

Traveling by train from Bremen to Hamburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Odense.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Hamburg Zoo ©
Hamburg Zoo
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

1
night
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©
The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Mal Ravn Art Gallery, examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, then take a stroll around Gallery Galschioet, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Odense ZOO, and finally explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Odense itinerary planning site .

Drive from Hamburg to Odense in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. April in Odense sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Shopping Parks
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H. C. Andersens House ©
H. C. Andersens House
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Mal Ravn Art Gallery ©
Mal Ravn Art Gallery

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Nyhavn and Amalienborg are in your itinerary. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and National Gallery of Denmark are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Rosenborg Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Visit Carlsberg, make a trip to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and wander the streets of Stroeget.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Odense to Copenhagen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kronborg, Frederiksborg Castle
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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