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
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
4
Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
7
Dresden, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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

1
day
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

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
National Museum of Iceland and Hallgrimskirkja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Borgarnes Museum. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Hella (Horseback Riding Tours & Hekluhestar) and Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi). Make the 28th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Reykjavik in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Reykjavik. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for much colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 49°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Hella, Borgarnes, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Hvalsneskirkja
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Scuba & Snorkeling
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

3
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
nights
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 Gamle Laerdalsoeyri. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Finse and Aurlandsdalen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flam: Borgund Stave Church (in Laerdal Municipality), Kaupanger Stave Church (in Kaupanger) and Voss Municipality (VossVind Drift & Bordalsgjelet). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Rallarvegen, take in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vangen Kyrkje (Vangen Church), and see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Flam vacation builder site .

You can drive from Bergen to Flam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Flam

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Aurland Municipality, Laerdal Municipality, Voss Municipality, Aurlandsdalen, Undredal 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 Thorvaldsens Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nyhavn and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Avno Naturcenter (in Lundby), Eskebjerg Vesterlyng (in Eskebjerg) and Store Heddinge (Stevns Klint & Holtug Kridtbrud). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Saviour, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Kastellet.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen road trip app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Flam to Copenhagen in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Flam in June, you will find days in Copenhagen are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (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, Avno Naturcenter, Eskebjerg Vesterlyng, Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Borreby Mose
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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 Pergamonmuseum and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Step out of the city life by going to Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz and Radduscher Naturhafen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens & Neue Kammern), Premium Kahnfahrten (in Luebbenau) and Falknerei Woerlitzer Park (in Worlitz). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Potsdam, Radduscher Naturhafen, Premium Kahnfahrten, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

1
day
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 Outdoors Scenic Drive
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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

5
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 The Powder Tower will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prague Zoo and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: Cathedral of St. Barbara (in Kutna Hora), Czech Paradise (in Turnov) and Karlstejn Castle (in Karlstejn). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, wander the streets of Old Town Square, admire the natural beauty at Wallenstein garden, and get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip builder site .

Drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cathedral of St. Barbara, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, MedvEdarium, Czech Paradise, Karlstejn Castle
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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 Melk Abbey and Ysperklamm. Let the collections at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Imperial Palace (Hofburg) capture your imagination. Take a break from Vienna with a short trip to Ötscherbach in Wienerbruck, about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, make a trip to Ringstrasse, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche am Steinhof.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip planner .

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vienna are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ysperklamm, Melk Abbey, Ötscherbach
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
nights
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, Starnberger See, Walderlebnispfad
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

3
nights
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 Brienz (Lake Brienz & Axalp), Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mont-Fort, contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Fall, and get engrossed in the history at Barryland - Musee et Chiens du St-Bernard.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Munich to Zermatt takes 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) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Brienz, Verbier, Martigny, Aare Gorge, Glacier 3000
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Keukenhof and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Step out of the city life by going to ARTIS and De Hoge Berg. Venture out of the city with trips to Noordhollands Duinreservaat (in Bergen aan Zee), Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten) and Schoorl (Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl & Strand Camperduin). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, identify plant and animal life at Waterloopbos, explore the striking landscape of De Wieden, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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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. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sint Jansklooster, Schoorl, Natuurgebied Zwanenwater, Keukenhof, Noordhollands Duinreservaat
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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