18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
2
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours
8
Colmar, France
— Few hours
9
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
10
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
11
Paris, France
— 3 nights
12
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
13
Utrecht, The Netherlands
— Few hours
14
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
15
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cologne trip simple and quick.

Miami, USA to Cologne is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Cologne, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in October, things will get much colder in Cologne: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. You will leave for Heidelberg on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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night
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg trip planner.

Take a train from Cologne to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In October, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Prague.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk

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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.
For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Prague trip maker.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg day trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then don't miss a visit to Helblinghaus, and finally admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck route maker site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
Highlights from your plan
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

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night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take a stroll through Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zurich travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip maker app.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Colmar.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rigi ©
Rigi

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Colmar, France

Colmar
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Colmar online trip maker.

Getting from Lucerne to Colmar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Colmar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will leave for Strasbourg on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

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nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg online attractions planner.

Getting from Colmar to Strasbourg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City visit planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Strasbourg in October, you will find days in Luxembourg City are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

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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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip tool.

You can take a train from Luxembourg City to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Luxembourg City in October, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bruges online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Utrecht.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt

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Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at It's a Present!.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Utrecht tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Utrecht takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October in Utrecht, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
It's a Present! ©
It's a Present!

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and then steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Utrecht to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
You've now added Cologne Cathedral to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Phantasialand and then don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cologne trip website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phantasialand
Highlights from your plan
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

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