28 days in Western Europe Itinerary

28 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Lyon, France
— 10 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Train to Dusseldorf, Fly to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France — 10 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Place de la Liberation. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny), La Cite du Chocolat Valrhona (in Tain-l'Hermitage) and Aix-les-Bains (Arc De Campanus & Lac du Bourget). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon trip maker tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Lyon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Lyon is 9 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Lyon, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Romer and Ehemalige Benediktinerabtei. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauen, Frankfurt, go for a walk through Mainkai, and don't miss a visit to Berger Str..

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt holiday builder.

You can fly from Lyon to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, then contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam route builder app.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosenborg Castle and Davids Samling (The David Collection). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), walk around Kongens Have, and don't miss a visit to St. Alban's Church.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip planning app.

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Explore hidden gems such as Stockholm City Hall and Monteliusvagen. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, and head off the coast to Skeppsholmen.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Akerselva River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park and then explore the activities along Sognsvann Lake.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oslo driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Oslo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Bergen.
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Bergen, Norway — 3 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Bryggen and Lille Lungegaardsvannet. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven, admire the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, and admire the natural beauty at Byparken.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bergen trip planning app.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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