19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Royal Palace of Brussels. Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Stadhuis, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon, and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zaanse Schans and Begijnhof. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, stop by Red Light District, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

Start your trip to Amsterdam by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Popular historic sites such as Eltz Castle and Metternich Castle are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Rheinfels Castle and Peace Museum - Bridge at Remagen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Historische Senfmuehle (in Cochem) and Bonner Munster (in Bonn). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at 4711 Eau de Cologne / Kolnisch Wasser/ 4711-Traditionshaus.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Cologne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Metternich Castle, Historische Senfmuehle, Bonner Munster, Eltz Castle, Rheinfels Castle
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Metternich Castle ©
Metternich Castle

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basel's Old Town and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Altstadt Luzern and Old Town Chur. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Kloster Einsiedeln (in Einsiedeln), Heidi's Village (in Maienfeld) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Cologne to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fondation Beyeler, Kloster Einsiedeln, Staubbach Waterfall, Heidi's Village, Aare Gorge
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Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

2
nights
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get outside with Jenner Bergbahn and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Berchtesgaden. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Heilige Kapelle (Gnadenkapelle), thencontemplate the long history of Kapellplatz, and then take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Berchtesgaden day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Lucerne to Berchtesgaden with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Salzburg on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Altotting, Jenner Bergbahn
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Heilige Kapelle (Gnadenkapelle) ©
Heilige Kapelle (Gnadenkapelle)
Jenner Bergbahn ©
Jenner Bergbahn

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall and then get a taste of local nightlife at Augustiner Braustubl.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salzburg tour planning app.

Salzburg is very close to Berchtesgaden. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Nightlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gollinger Wasserfall
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
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Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) ©
St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)

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