16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Interlaken, Switzerland
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
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Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip itinerary planning site.

Denver, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in June: highs in Interlaken hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne holiday planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 14th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Brussels by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in June; daily highs in Brussels reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours · Museums

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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

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 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Gravensteen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, and then appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bruges are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder website.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get the lay of the land with SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Copenhagen, then don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, and then wander the streets of Stroeget. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, then step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then browse the exhibits of National Museum of Denmark, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen online visit planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife

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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Skansen, take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and then see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, then admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, then examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train; or drive. In June in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Oslo, Norway

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo visit planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Oslo, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Denmark travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.