Go on a fun and exciting tour of the heart of Europe and see some of its best cities, all while entertaining and educating the kids at museums, castles and amusement parks. Work your way from Denmark to the Netherlands, stop in Luxembourg, and on down through Germany and ending in Switzerland.

Day 1-4
Distance: 800km / 500mi

Copenhagen to Amsterdam

  • Start your family adventure in Copenhagen at Tivoli Gardens, a world famous amusement park and garden.

  • No family trip to Denmark would be complete without a trip to the original Legoland in Billund, right next to the original Lego factory.

  • Stop in Hamburg for Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model train railway with over 1,500 meters of track on a variety of different landscapes.

  • Explore the world of science and technology at the Universum Science Center in Bremen.

  • Experience fairy tales in real life at Efteling, fantasy-themed amusement park in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands on your way to Amsterdam.

  • Explore Amsterdam from the water with a Canal boat tour.

Day 5-7
Distance: 580km / 360mi

Amsterdam to Luxembourg

  • Walk in the footsteps of the immigrants who made their way to North America at the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp.

  • Check out Mini-Europe in Brussels, a park with scaled-down reproductions of monuments and famous buildings from all over Europe.

  • Visit the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, home to the world’s largest dinosaur exhibition hall, and many other cool exhibits.

  • Stop in to see Pairi Daiza, a beautiful Cistercian abbey that has been converted into a zoo.

  • Settle down in the picturesque city of Dinant, where you can take a cable car from the beautiful Collegiate Church of Notre Dame de Dinant up to the citadel overlooking the city and river.

  • Stay in Durbuy, where there are lots of family attractions like Durbuy Adventure Park and Le Labyrinthe de Barvaux-Durbuy.

  • Arrive in Luxembourg.

Day 8-10
Distance: 660km / 410mi

Luxembourg to Munich

  • Stay in Luxembourg City and see the old castles and fortifications that make it feel like something out of a story book.

  • Visit the Bock Casemates, the old fortified walls built in the 10th century.

  • Make a stop in Stuttgart to the Porsche Museum and check out some seriously cool cars.

  • Explore the enormous Neuschwanstein Castle near the village of Fussen and play pretend at being princes and princesses for the day.

  • See one of Europe’s largest circus performances at Circus Krone in Munich

Day 11-14
Distance: 460km / 285mi

Munich to Zurich

  • Marvel at works of art and suits of armor at Ambras Castle in Innsbruck, Austria.

  • Be a conductor for a day at Albula Railway Museum in Bergün.

  • See Switzerland’s exotic animals at the Peter and Paul Wildlife Park in Saint Gallen.

  • Rent some paddleboats and spend an afternoon on Lake Zurich.

  • Play and learn all about science at Kindercity in Zurich

Before you go

  1. Buy tickets to amusement parks and attractions ahead of time if possible.
  2. Pack clothes for multiple climates.
  3. Familiarize yourself with driving laws in each of the countries you’ll be visiting
  4. Learn basic phrases in the languages of each country you plan on stopping in.
  5. Make sure all family members’ passports are up to date and will remain valid for the whole trip.

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