18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Hannover, Germany
— 1 night
Train + Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Primark as well as Harrods. On the 16th (Mon), look for gifts at Primark and then explore the wide array of goods at Harrods.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Shopping
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Harrods ©
Harrods
Primark ©
Primark

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and The Paris Catacombs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and stop by Shakespeare and Company Bookstore.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Grand Place and Atomium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as St Michael's Bridge and Serres Royales De Laeken are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Ghent (A'pril, Dille and Kamille, &more) and Rubens House (Rubenshuis) (in Antwerp). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and stop by Delices and Caprices.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brussels online trip builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ghent, Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to Van Stapele Koekmakerij and Concertofor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Keukenhof in Lisse--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, look for gifts at Chocolatl, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rausch Schokoladenhaus and Konditorei Rabien. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, pick up some new knowledge with Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip maker.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hannover.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial

1
night
Hannover, Germany

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Aegidienkirche, then get engrossed in the history at Historisches Museum Hannover, and then examine the collection at Kestnergesellschaft.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hannover trip planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hannover takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Hannover

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kestnergesellschaft ©
Kestnergesellschaft
Historisches Museum Hannover ©
Historisches Museum Hannover
Aegidienkirche ©
Aegidienkirche

1
night
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 30th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Schwetzingen Palace, and finally examine the collection at Technik Museum Speyer.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg route app.

Traveling by combination of train and car from Hannover to Heidelberg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hannover in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Heidelberg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Technik Museum Speyer, Schwetzingen Palace
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Technik Museum Speyer ©
Technik Museum Speyer
Schwetzingen Palace ©
Schwetzingen Palace

1
night
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 31st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, don't miss a visit to Killesbergturm, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, then stroll around Teehaus, Weissenburg Park, and finally look for gifts at Markthalle.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Stuttgart when traveling from Heidelberg in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg ©
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg

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