16 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night


London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

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 National Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

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Houston, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Houston to London. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Houston in August: high temperatures in London hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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 Louvre Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, stop by Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. September in Paris sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Lucerne.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Lake Lucerne. 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: kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rosengart Collection, see the interesting displays at Bourbaki Panorama, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

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You can fly from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Florence.
Museums · Nature · Tours · Parks
Side Trips
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

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.

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Fly from Lucerne to Florence in 4.5 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 fly to Odense.
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Odense, Denmark — 1 night

Odin's Shrine

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.
On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, examine the collection at The Funen Village, then explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Valdemars Slot. On your second day here, examine the collection at Johannes Larsen Museet and then browse the exhibits of The Danish Railway Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Florence to Odense takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in September, with highs in Odense at 64°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.
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Side Trips
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 1 night

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 pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

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You can fly from Odense to Reykjavik in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Odense in September; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 52°F and lows reach 43°F. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Province of Florence travel guide

Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants (as at 2013), expanding to over 1,520,000 in the metropolitan area.Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and the Historic Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.


Iceland travel guide

Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.