13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and Geothermal area krysuvik. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Grindavik, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik journey maker app.

Edmonton, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Edmonton to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in May, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Thermal Spas
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Thermal Spas
Horseback Riding Tours

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and then admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Paris takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Geneva itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille ville, Head underground at Grottes de Vallorbe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, then take a tour of La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon, steep yourself in history at Cathedrale de Lausanne, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche, then explore the historical opulence of Palais De Rumine, and finally do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lausanne trip planning website.

You can drive from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Grottes de Vallorbe, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Vieille ville
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Esplanade de Montbenon ©
Esplanade de Montbenon
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice ©
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 18th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then wander the streets of Niederdorf, and then steep yourself in history at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Munot, then contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zurich sightseeing app.

Drive from Lausanne to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Munot, Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), then pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, and finally admire the striking features of Fredensborg Palace. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Stroeget and then get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fredensborg Palace, Frederiksborg Slotskirke
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

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