19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Drive to Akureyri Airport, Fly to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Berlin
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Akureyri Airport, Drive to Saudarkrokur

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Keukenhof in Lisse--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, walk around Vondelpark, and make a trip to Museum Quarter.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip website.

Saudarkrokur, Iceland to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, Amsterdam is a bit warmer than Saudarkrokur - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Lugano, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Lugano and Chiesa romanica di San Carlo a Negrentino. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Bellinzona (San Bernardino Pass, Castelgrande, &more), Cascata della Piumogna (in Faido) and Cascate di Santa Petronilla (in Biasca). There's much more to do: walk around Parco Sul Fiume Cassarate Al Piano Stampa, kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate.

Before you visit Lugano, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Lugano takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Großer Tiergarten and Berliner Dom. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Reichstag Building, take in panoramic vistas at Berliner Fernsehturm, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Berlin trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lugano to Berlin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ghent.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Ghent, Belgium

— 2 nights
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, get to know the fascinating history of Graslei and Korenlei, then get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and finally take in the views from St Michael's Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Het Leen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Meetjeslandse Kreken, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and finally look for gifts at Dille and Kamille.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ghent tour planning website.

You can fly from Berlin to Ghent in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Ghent, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Bruges, Belgium

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Menin Gate Memorial and Belfry of Bruges. There's lots more to do: go all around town with City Tours, join in the after-dark buzz at 2be Beer Wall, don't miss a visit to Burg Square, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bruges online itinerary maker.

Getting from Ghent to Bruges by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

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