17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Boston, United States

5
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 theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Nyhavn, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen travel planner .

Boston, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Copenhagen. In May, Copenhagen is slightly colder than Boston - with highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Milan route planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Milan in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in May: high temperatures in Milan hover around 73°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Monumento Naturale Regionale del Sasso di Preguda
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Heumarkt, snap pictures at Severin Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cologne Cathedral, and finally snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge.

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

Traveling by flight from Milan to Cologne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, Cologne is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
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Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge
Heumarkt ©
Heumarkt

4
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.
Brussels is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, take in nature's colorful creations at Castle of Laeken, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip planning website .

You can take a train from Cologne to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Panorama Mesdag & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam tour planning tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Hague
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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