16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  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
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
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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read London road trip site .

Houston, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Houston to London, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, London is colder than Houston - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the 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.
Montmartre and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish 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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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.
Take a break from the city and head to 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 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne road trip planner .

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

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then pause for some serene contemplation 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 next day, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Florence is a bit warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough 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
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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 see the interesting displays at The Funen Village, then step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Valdemars Slot. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Johannes Larsen Museet and then take an in-depth tour of The Danish Railway Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Odense vacation maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Florence to Odense. Traveling from Florence in September, things will get a bit cooler in Odense: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Finish 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.
On the 14th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Odense to Reykjavik. Traveling from Odense to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Odense in September: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 52°F and lows are around 43°F. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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