18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Graz, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights

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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg Museum.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 10th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then see the interesting displays at De Nieuwe Kerk, and finally explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally stop by The American Book Center.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, make a trip to Grand Place, then examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then browse the exhibits of Atomium, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Brussels vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nuremberg.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, and finally make a trip to Altstadt. On your second day here, examine the collection at Toy Museum, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sebaldus Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip maker site.

You can take a train from Brussels to Nuremberg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Prague.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally contemplate the long history of Kafka House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Prague road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.
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Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Museums

Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Albertina, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vienna online travel route planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Graz.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Graz, Austria — 2 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 19th (Mon), make a trip to Franziskanerviertel, then don't miss a visit to Kastner & Ohler, Paradeishof, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stroll around Schlossberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Hauptplatz, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, and then make a trip to Sporgasse.

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

Traveling by car from Vienna to Graz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in December, Graz is little chillier at night with lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Milan.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Milan road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Graz to Milan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Graz in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Milan, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route planner.

Getting from Milan to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milan in December, you will find days in Rome are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (4°C).
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Historic Sites · Museums
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