16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Basel
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Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Lund, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive
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Myrdal, Norway
— 1 night
Drive
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Basel, Switzerland — 2 nights

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur), then examine the collection at Pantheon Basel, then examine the collection at Museum Kultur & Spiel Riehen (MUKS), and finally admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Basel's Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, then browse the exhibits of Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom von Arlesheim.

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Boise, USA to Basel is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. When traveling from Boise in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Basel: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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 10th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres, appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter, then head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday planner.

Getting from Basel to Paris by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Bruges, Belgium — 1 night

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 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then examine the collection at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hamburg.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Hamburg, Germany — 1 night

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, examine the collection at International Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hamburg itinerary planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. May in Hamburg sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 1 night

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 15th (Mon), make a trip to St. Alban's Church, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, and then wander the streets of Stroeget.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen travel route planning tool.

Fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lund.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Lund, Sweden — 1 night

Small enough to cover on foot in a single afternoon, Lund boasts one of Europe's oldest and most prominent universities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of HSB Turning Torso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Allhelgonakyrkan, then see the interesting displays at Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Lund University Main Building.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lund trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Lund takes an hour. May in Lund sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Gothenburg.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Gothenburg, Sweden — 1 night

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Maritiman, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, and then stroll around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum and then examine the collection at Aeroseum.

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Traveling by car from Lund to Gothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Myrdal.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Myrdal, Norway — 1 night

On the 19th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rallarvegen and then take in the dramatic scenery at Roykjafossen Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Kjosfossen Waterfall.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Myrdal trip maker.

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Myrdal takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bergen.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Bergen, Norway — 2 nights

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, then get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Myrdal to Bergen takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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