18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  7​h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Christiania, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Saviour, and then wander the streets of Nyhavn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Amalienborg, wander the streets of Stroeget, and then see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip builder.

New York City, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Copenhagen, with lows of 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek ©
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and then stroll through St. James's Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and finally make a trip to Big Ben.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our London trip generator.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Copenhagen in January, plan for a bit warmer days in London, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll through Temple Bar, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, and then make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin sightseeing planner.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January in Dublin, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
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.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Dublin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam is 1 hour. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, don't miss a visit to Old Town Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then wander the streets of Old Town (Stare Mesto), and finally contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Prague to be slightly colder, temps between 35°F and 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

2
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.
On the 29th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in January; daily highs in Rome reach 55°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, and then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris custom trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Berlin Wall Memorial, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Berlin, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Berlin travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Berlin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

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

1
night
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, then don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and then take in panoramic vistas at The Round Tower. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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