26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Fort-de-France, Martinique
+2
Ferry + Shuttle + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  14​h
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Bus:  8​h 45​min
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  19​h 15​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris visit planning app .

Fort-de-France, Martinique to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Time is 5 hours. In January, Paris is cooler than Fort-de-France - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, The Markt, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brussels visit planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich road trip planner .

You can fly from Brussels to Zurich in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February in Zurich, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in February, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then observe the fascinating underwater world at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Berlin sightseeing planner .

Fly from Rome to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and admire the striking features of Amalienborg.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen visit planner.

Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, examine the collection at Skansen, and then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, explore the galleries of Royal Palace, then take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm travel route planner .

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in February, expect Stockholm to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, then stroll around Vigelandsparken, and then explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Oslo trip builder site .

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Stockholm in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 6°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Park ©
Vigeland Park

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. You will leave for Paris on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in London

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park

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