18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Phoenix, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
3
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Trieste, Italy
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Phoenix, United States

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day
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel route planning app .

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 46°F and lows are around 37°F. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

2
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.
Copenhagen is known for theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kongens Have, step into the grandiose world of Amalienborg, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip maker website .

Fly from Reykjavik to Copenhagen in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Reykjavik to Copenhagen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Copenhagen: highs are around 55°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Neighborhoods
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Neighborhoods
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vienna online attractions planner .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Fun & Games Museums
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Walking tours
Zagreb 80's Museum ©
Zagreb 80's Museum

1
night
Trieste, Italy

Trieste
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Trieste online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Trieste takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in October since evenings lows in Trieste dip to 55°F. On the 14th (Wed), you're off toZurich.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt), then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zurich, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Trieste to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Trieste in October, with highs in Zurich at 58°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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