53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Fly
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 7 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Shop till you drop at Fortnum & Mason and Covent Garden. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buckingham Palace and Hampton Court Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Rochester (Rochester Castle & Rochester Cathedral), Canterbury Cathedral (in Canterbury) and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (in Kew). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Greenwich, examine the collection at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, explore the galleries of HMS Belfast, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the London travel itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to London is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in August: high temperatures in London hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 7 nights

City of Light

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.
Bike About Tours has been added to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) (in Fontainebleau), Parc des Felins (in Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). On 15th (Sun), while away the hours contemplating the architecture of Palace of Versailles. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at The Army Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and visit Latin Quarter.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris online visit planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Museum Rietberg. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt Pilatus and Seebad Eich. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Swiss Science Center Technorama (in Winterthur), Strandbad Sursee (in Sursee) and Lucerne (The Rosengart Collection & Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, enjoy the sand and surf at Wyden Badi, and stop by Aeschbach Chocolatier.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 7 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Shop till you drop at Massen Shopping Center and Caves Bernard Massard. Visiting Casemates du Bock and Gorges du loup will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxembourg City: Minett Park Fond-de-Gras (in Differdange), Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort) and Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Vianden Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, learn about all things military at MNHM National Museum of Military History, and Head underground at Petrusse Casemates.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Zurich to Luxembourg City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 6 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and St Michael's Bridge. For shopping fun, head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert or Museum De Reede. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville), Antwerp (Saint Paul's Church & Museum Plantin-Moretus) and Graslei and Korenlei (in Ghent). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Tyne Cot Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural Sciences, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

Plan trip to Brussels with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to The Amstel and Herengracht. Head to Markthal and De 9 Straatjesfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Strand Heemskerk (in Heemskerk), Strand Egmond aan Zee (in Egmond aan Zee) and The Hague (Panorama Mesdag, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Micropia, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, visit The Jordaan, and deepen your understanding at World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey planning app.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 6 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Take a break from the city and head to Nationalpark Unteres Odertal and Strandbad Tegeler See. We've included these beaches for you: Strandbad Muggelsee and Strandbar Mitte. Change things up with these side-trips from Berlin: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg), Waldschule Briesetal (in Birkenwerder) and Dresden (Bruehlsche Terrasse, Frauenkirche Dresden, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, get engrossed in the history at Palace of Tears, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Berlin vacation maker site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Hamburg, Germany

— 6 nights

Gateway to the World

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Alter Elbtunnel. Get a sense of the local culture at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ and HafenCity. Venture out of the city with trips to Lubeck (Lubeck Cathedral, Marienkirche, &more), Wildpark Lueneburger Heide (in Hanstedt) and Deutsches Panzermuseum (in Munster). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at International Maritime Museum, admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, wander the streets of Deichstrasse, and walk around Planten un Blomen.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips