18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then explore and take pictures at Rhine Falls, then get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, with highs in Zurich at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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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 20th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, walk around Keukenhof, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online holiday maker.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip tool.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and stroll through Calton Hill.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Paris to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Edinburgh. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Birmingham.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Birmingham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Birmingham

Outdoors
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

— 1 day
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, and finally take a stroll through Moreton in Marsh.

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Getting from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. May in Stratford-upon-Avon sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip tool.

Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.