16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston, United States
Fly + Train:  16 h 15 min
1
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 45 min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Boston, United States

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Georges and then examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lyon online tour itinerary builder.

Boston, USA to Lyon is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and tram. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Lyon due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Lyon are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais

2
nights
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.
You've now added Chartres Cathedral to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fondation Claude Monet and Île de la Cité. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chateau de Fontainebleau and Musee du Peigne. Change things up with a short trip to Musee Jardin Bourdelle in Egreville (about 1h 20 min away).

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Fondation Claude Monet, Musee Jardin Bourdelle, Musee du Peigne, Chartres Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

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Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kronborg and Frederiksborg Castle. Let the collections at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Amalienborg capture your imagination. Step out of Copenhagen with an excursion to Frederiksborg Slotskirke in Hillerod--about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

Before you visit Copenhagen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hillerod, Kronborg, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Highlights from your plan
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ©
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Kronborg ©
Kronborg

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the striking features of Drottningholm Palace and then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online visit planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Stockholm are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Drottningholm Palace ©
Drottningholm Palace
Monteliusvagen ©
Monteliusvagen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Radio and TV Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa), Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum (in Kotka) and Motorcycle Museum of Finland (in Lahti). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lahti, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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