19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cambridge, United Kingdom
train:  3​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Como, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Mons, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Pitea, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
8
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
End: Cambridge, United Kingdom


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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Cambridge, UK to Paris is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Como.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenway del Lago di Como, then contemplate the long history of Menaggio, and finally admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Carlotta.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Como travel planning app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Como takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Como hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Greenway del Lago di Como, Menaggio
Highlights from your plan
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll through Konigallee, then look for gifts at Old Town (Altstadt), then admire the landmark architecture of Gross St. Martin, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and then contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Como to Cologne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Cologne is little chillier than Como - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mons.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dusseldorf
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee

2
nights
Mons, Belgium

Mons ©
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Seneffe, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial 1815, then steep yourself in history at Hotel de ville, and finally take in the exciting artwork at THANKS Galerie. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee royal de Mariemont, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand-Hornu, and then take in the exciting artwork at Manege de Sury.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Mons day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cologne to Mons takes 3 hours. July in Mons sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Mons

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Memorial Waterloo 1815, Musee royal de Mariemont, Chateau de Seneffe
Highlights from your plan
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Musee royal de Mariemont ©
Musee royal de Mariemont
Chateau de Seneffe ©
Chateau de Seneffe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): browse the exhibits of De Nieuwe Kerk, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route planning website .

You can drive from Mons to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then wander the streets of Nyhavn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Saviour, and finally take a stroll through Christiania. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark and then ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Pitea.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church

2
nights
Pitea, Sweden

Pitea ©
Piteå is a locality and the seat of Piteå Municipality in Norrbotten County, Sweden. On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Pitea Boat Museum, then examine the collection at Pitea Museum, and then make a splash at Pite Havsbad Aventyrsbad.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pitea trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Copenhagen to Pitea with the Route module. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pitea, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Pitea

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pitea Boat Museum ©
Pitea Boat Museum
Pitea Museum ©
Pitea Museum

1
night
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a stroll through Cathedral Quarter.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pitea to Belfast. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Downpatrick, Somme Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Down County Museum ©
Down County Museum
Inch Abbey ©
Inch Abbey
The Saint Patrick Centre ©
The Saint Patrick Centre

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Dublin Castle, then make a trip to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty Library, and then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dublin online route planner .

You can drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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