12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Odense, Denmark
bus:  5 h
1
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 day
bus:  7 h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
bus:  5 h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
bus:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
bus:  9 h
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
bus:  12 h 30 min
End: Odense, Denmark

1
day
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 2nd (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel and then get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hamburg trip itinerary planner.

Odense, Denmark to Hamburg is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Townhall ©
Townhall

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Hamburg to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

2
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.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (The Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain, Belfry of Bruges, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Atomium, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel route site.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route builder tool.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and finally take some stellar pictures from Main Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Goethe House, snap pictures at Iron Bridge, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then make a trip to Fountain of Justice, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Frankfurt by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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