20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
2
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
3
Valkenburg, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
6
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
7
Basel, Switzerland
— 4 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, pause for some serene contemplation at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Our Saviour's Church, and finally take a stroll through Nyhavn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, thenkick back and relax at Amager Strandpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In December, Copenhagen is colder than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Jaegerborg Dyrehave
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

3
nights
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Eindhoven ©
The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Designhuis and Ton Smits Huis will appeal to museum buffs.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Eindhoven trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Copenhagen to Eindhoven. In December, daily temperatures in Eindhoven can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Valkenburg on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Designhuis ©
Designhuis
Ton Smits Huis ©
Ton Smits Huis

2
nights
Valkenburg, The Netherlands

Valkenburg ©
Characterized by the ruins of a castle in the middle of the city, Valkenburg has an old-world charm.
On the 7th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coalmine Valkenburg, stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Helpoort, thentake in the exciting artwork at Galerie MOA, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Museum Eyewitness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum Romeinse Katakomben.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Valkenburg sightseeing website.

Drive from Eindhoven to Valkenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Valkenburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Maastricht, Netherlands American Cemetery, War Museum Eyewitness
Highlights from your plan
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Museum Romeinse Katakomben ©
Museum Romeinse Katakomben

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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Guild Houses, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, thenmake a trip to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, thenexplore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, and finally examine the collection at Autoworld.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Valkenburg to Brussels by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum

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.
On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, look for gifts at The Bottle Shop, thensee the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Bruges, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, examine the collection at Le Vaisseau, thenexamine the collection at Pixel Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul, take in the spiritual surroundings of Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Saint Peter's Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Thomas.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Strasbourg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bruges in December since evenings lows in Strasbourg dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Basel.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Domaine Albert Seltz
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Pixel Museum ©
Pixel Museum

4
nights
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basel's Old Town and Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fondation Beyeler and Museum of Horsepower (HMB). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Tinguely-Brunnen, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alban Kirche, see the interesting displays at HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel), and engage your brain at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Basel tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Strasbourg to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Basel sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
Highlights from your plan
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel ©
Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

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