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

Denver, United States
Fly:  7​h
New York City, United States
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
Dresden, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 30​min
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  11​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
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 flight. You can also do a combination of 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

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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
days
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 Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some historical perspective at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Hallgrimskirkja. Venture out of the city with trips to Hella (Horseback Riding Tours & Hekluhestar), Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Borgarnes Museum) and Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi). Make the 28th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, see the interesting displays at Perlan, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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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

Blaskogabyggd, Hella, Borgarnes, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Krysuvik-Seltun
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Golden Circle Route ©
Golden Circle Route
Scuba & Snorkeling
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

2
days
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 car and ferry; or 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

3
days
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 Borgund Stave Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aurlandsdalen and VossVind Drift. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flam: Bordalsgjelet (in Voss Municipality), Kaupanger Stave Church (in Kaupanger) and Gamle Laerdalsoeyri (in Laerdal Municipality). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Finse, relax in the rural setting at Otternes Bygdetun, examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet, and take in panoramic vistas at Vedahaugane.

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

6
days
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 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Denmark and Church of Our Saviour. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Store Heddinge (Stevns Klint & Holtug Kridtbrud), Avno Naturcenter (in Lundby) and Eskebjerg Vesterlyng (in Eskebjerg). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, 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, Borreby Mose, Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Avno Naturcenter, Eskebjerg Vesterlyng
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Jaegerborg Dyrehave ©
Jaegerborg Dyrehave
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

5
days
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 Charlottenburg Palace. Step out of the city life by going to Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz and Pfaueninsel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg), Premium Kahnfahrten (in Luebbenau) and Radduscher Naturhafen (in Vetschau). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

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 do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. 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, Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, Flaeming Skate, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Falknerei Woerlitzer Park
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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

4
days
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 Lobkowicz Palace will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prague Zoo and Devil's Channel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: Terezin Memorial (in Terezin), Karlstejn Castle (in Karlstejn) and Czech Paradise (in Turnov). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Barbara, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and identify plant and animal life at Medvedarium.

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

Cathedral of St. Barbara, Terezin Memorial, Karlstejn Castle, Medvedarium, Czech Paradise
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square

4
days
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 Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Ötscherbach (in Wienerbruck), Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Ysperklamm (in Yspertal). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Schonbrunn Palace, steep yourself in history at Ringstrasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche am Steinhof, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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, #Historic Sites

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

2
days
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 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. 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
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

3
days
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 Mountaineers' Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Brienz (Lake Brienz & Axalp) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mont-Fort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, 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

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

6
days
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 Natuurgebied Zwanenwater. 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), Noordhollands Duinreservaat (in Bergen aan Zee) and Schoorl (Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl & Strand Camperduin). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, explore the wealth of natural beauty at De Hoge Berg, and explore the galleries of 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. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 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, Keukenhof, Uitkijkduin Petten, De Hoge Berg
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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