17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  18 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Chicago, United States

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Brouwerij 't IJ, The Jordaan and Albert Cuyp Market. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary site.

Chicago, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in September: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 67°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

3
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.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bruges trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Bruges, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the striking features of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): explore the galleries of Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Brussels, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, get curious at Deutsches Museum, make a trip to Marienplatz, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Munich day trip site.

You can fly from Brussels to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Munich when traveling from Brussels in October, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen journey planner.

You can fly from Munich to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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