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

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. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, stroll around Vondelpark, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Amsterdam holiday planner.

Saudarkrokur, Iceland to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saudarkrokur to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. 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.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Lugano, Switzerland — 2 nights

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: Cascate di Santa Petronilla (in Biasca), Bellinzona (San Bernardino Pass, Castelgrande, &more) and Cascata della Piumogna (in Faido). 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.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

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.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums
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.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Bruges, Belgium — 4 nights

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 The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde. There's lots more to do: go all around town with City Tours, join in the after-dark buzz at 2be Beer Wall, make a trip to Burg Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip maker website.

You can drive from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours
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