46 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

46 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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46 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h
1
New York City, United States
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
7
Dresden, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
10
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 30​min
11
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  11​h 30​min
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  14​h 15​min
End: Denver, United States

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally identify plant and animal life at Teaneck Creek Conservancy.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

Denver to New York City is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Denver in May, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Teaneck Creek Conservancy
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Teaneck Creek Conservancy ©
Teaneck Creek Conservancy
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

7
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Golden Circle Route and Hekluhestar. Get some historical perspective at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Hvalsneskirkja. Venture out of the city with trips to Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Borgarnes Museum), Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Hella). Make the 28th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Perlan, take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Reykjavik takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Reykjavik hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Hella, Blaskogabyggd, Golden Circle Route, Viking World
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Golden Circle Route ©
Golden Circle Route
Scuba & Snorkeling
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Fish Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, then view the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fantoft Stavkirke, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gronevika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Theta Museum and then explore the activities along Hardanger Fjord.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bergen online trip builder .

Getting from Reykjavik to Bergen by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Reykjavik to Bergen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bergen: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Theta Museum ©
Theta Museum

2
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Flam, Norway

Flam
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vindhellavegen and Otternes Bygdetun. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Finse and Skjervsfossen Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flam: Kaupanger Stave Church (in Kaupanger), Voss Municipality (VossVind Drift & Bordalsgjelet) and Laerdal Municipality (Borgund Stave Church & Gamle Laerdalsoeyri). There's still lots to do: trek along Aurlandsdalen, examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet, pause for some serene contemplation at Undredal Stave Church, and enjoy breathtaking views from Vedahaugane.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Flam trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Bergen to Flam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Flam can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Flam

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Aurland Municipality, Voss Municipality, Laerdal Municipality, Aurlandsdalen, Kaupanger Stave Church
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Otternes Bygdetun
Otternes Bygdetun
Borgund Stave Church ©
Borgund Stave Church
Vindhellavegen ©
Vindhellavegen

5
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.
Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nyhavn and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Store Heddinge (Stevns Klint & Holtug Kridtbrud), Eskebjerg Vesterlyng (in Eskebjerg) and Avno Naturcenter (in Lundby). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Saviour, admire the masterpieces at Thorvaldsens Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn, and get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Flam to Copenhagen takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Flam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Copenhagen, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Store Heddinge, Eskebjerg Vesterlyng, Borreby Mose, Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Avno Naturcenter
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Jaegerborg Dyrehave ©
Jaegerborg Dyrehave
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamon Museum and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Step out of the city life by going to Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz and Falknerei Woerlitzer Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Premium Kahnfahrten (in Luebbenau), Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg) and Radduscher Naturhafen (in Vetschau). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, admire the natural beauty at Potsdam's Gardens, grab your bike and head to Flaeming Skate, and stroll through Zoo Berlin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin sightseeing planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Potsdam, Flaeming Skate, Premium Kahnfahrten, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Radduscher Naturhafen
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Pergamon Museum ©
Pergamon Museum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, take a memorable drive along Standseilbahn Dresden, then take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Cross.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Dresden sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

#Museums, #Scenic Drive, #Outdoors
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Transport Museum Dresden ©
Transport Museum Dresden
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Church of the Holy Cross ©
Church of the Holy Cross

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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.
Jewish Museum in Prague and Strahov Monastery will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prague Zoo and Lobkowicz Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: Czech Paradise (in Turnov), Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin) and Karlstejn Castle (in Karlstejn). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Barbara, wander the streets of Old Town Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus of Prague.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Dresden to Prague by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Prague, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Czech Paradise, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, Karlstejn Castle, Medvedarium, Cathedral of St. Barbara
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Melk Abbey. Let the collections at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Belvedere Palace capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Ysperklamm (in Yspertal) and Ötscherbach (in Wienerbruck). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Schonbrunn Palace, steep yourself in history at Ringstrasse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche am Steinhof, and see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vienna tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ysperklamm, Ötscherbach, Melk Abbey
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Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Starnberger See, sample the tasty concoctions at Andechs Monastery, then identify plant and animal life at Walderlebnispfad, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Asam Church, get curious at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, then admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip maker website .

You can take a train from Vienna to Munich in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Vienna in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Munich, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Munich

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Andechs Monastery, Walderlebnispfad, Starnberger See
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of the city life by going to The Matterhorn and Murmelweg Wanderung. Aare Gorge and Fondation Pierre Gianadda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Brienz (Lake Brienz & Axalp). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mont-Fort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, and look for gifts at Ski Service.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zermatt trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Munich to Zermatt in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zermatt

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Martigny, Brienz, Verbier, Parasailing & Paragliding, Maennlichen
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Waterloopbos. Step out of the city life by going to ARTIS and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Venture out of the city with trips to Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten), Schoorl (Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl & Strand Camperduin) and Noordhollands Duinreservaat (in Bergen aan Zee). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take in nature's colorful creations at Keukenhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zermatt to Amsterdam in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Schoorl, Sint Jansklooster, De Hoge Berg, Uitkijkduin Petten, Waterloopbos
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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