16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Houston, United States
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Train:  14 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
5
Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
6
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Houston, United States

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and Exhibitionism - The Rolling Stones Exhibition. Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and Houses of Parliament are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London trip website.

Houston, USA to London is an approximately 14- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Houston to London, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Houston in August, with highs in London at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, visit Île de la Cité, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Ufschotti Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Grossmunster. When in Lucerne, make a side trip to see Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) in Zurich, approximately Zurich away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, see the interesting displays at Bourbaki Panorama, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lucerne using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Lucerne are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Jungfraujoch
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip website.

Do a combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in September; daily highs in Florence reach 78°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Odense.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©
The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, then examine the collection at The Funen Village, then step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Valdemars Slot. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Johannes Larsen Museet and then see the interesting displays at The Danish Railway Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Odense attractions planning site.

Explore your travel options from Florence to Odense with the Route module. Traveling from Florence in September, expect Odense to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Johannes Larsen Museet, Valdemars Slot
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H. C. Andersens House ©
H. C. Andersens House
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Johannes Larsen Museet ©
Johannes Larsen Museet

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Odense to Reykjavik with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Reykjavik is a bit cooler than Odense - with highs of 52°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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