17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Frederiksborg Castle and Kastellet. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Nyhavn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Roskilde (Viking Ship Museum & Roskilde Domkirke). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and take in the dramatic natural features at Mons Klint.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen holiday builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Copenhagen, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Roskilde, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Mons Klint, Frederiksborg Castle
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle

3
nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and Canals area. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Duinreservaat Castricum in Castricum, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, engage your brain at Body Worlds, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Duinreservaat Castricum, Canals area
Highlights from your plan
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centre-ville de Strasbourg and Musee Lalique. Get a sense of the local culture at Domaine Albert Seltz and Eglise St-Martin. Venture out of the city with trips to Vin d'Alsace HORCHER (in Mittelwihr) and Chateau du Haut-Barr (in Saverne). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Thomas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Paul.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Strasbourg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau du Haut-Barr, Eglise St-Martin, Musee Lalique, Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Domaine Albert Seltz
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Musee Lalique ©
Musee Lalique
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik City Walls and Dominican Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Island of Lokrum and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Brsalje Street.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight from Strasbourg to Dubrovnik in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer than Strasbourg - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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