9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

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day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tivoli Gardens. On the 12th (Wed), appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then take in panoramic vistas at The Round Tower, and finally find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen itinerary planner.

Turin, Italy to Copenhagen is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train, bus, flight, and subway. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in October, things will get slightly colder in Copenhagen: highs are around 15°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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 13th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Park Planten un Blomen, then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then have some family-friendly fun at Hamburg Dungeon, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Townhall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, and then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg travel planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

2
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.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll through Vondelpark, and finally steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Red Light District, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then explore the world behind art at Rembrandt House Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hamburg to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
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 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Konigsallee, look for gifts at Old Town (Altstadt), enjoy breathtaking views from Rhine Tower, then make a trip to KölnTriangle, and finally make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Cologne Chocolate Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Roman-Germanic Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cologne trip itinerery planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Cologne by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Cologne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dusseldorf
Highlights from your plan
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Arc de Triomphe, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Paris holiday planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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