5 Countries in 5 Days: Europe Travel Itinerary for Patient Travelers

If you’re planning a short trip of five days to Europe, the great news is that visiting five countries in five days is absolutely possible. Many European countries are bordering each other and you can easily get from one to the next on a train, bus, or a quick flight if you want to seriously reduce your travel time. While you probably won’t have enough time in five days to see everything that there is to see in the countries that you visit, these five major cities are easy to travel between and have plenty to see and do in a day.


Prague is a great place to start your trip with tons of fun things to see and do in this city. As the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague is one of the most popular tourist spots in Europe. With stunning architecture, great food, attractions, and plenty of places to shop till you drop, this city is a great place to start your trip – and there are excellent transport links to various other neighboring European countries.


Next, get a Prague to Berlin train to explore the awesome capital city of Germany. Berlin is an interesting city with tons of things to see and do whether you want to hit the shops or visit some of the most famous attractions. Be sure to visit the Berlin Wall Memorial Center and the DDR Museum where you can find interesting facts and stories from the past that will keep you mesmerized for hours. If you’re interested in the architecture, the Brandenburg Gate and Berliner Dom are must-sees. And, don’t forget about the nightlife – this really is a city that comes to life at night.


Just a short journey across the border from Berlin is Amsterdam, a city known for its party vibe and nightlife options. Although, there are plenty of fantastic things to do here in the day too, with a range of excellent museums including the Anne Frank House which is a must-visit for anybody interested in history. Take a picturesque ride along the canal and finish your visit with a trip to one of the famous cafes.


Known around the world as the city of love and romance, Paris is a key component in any tours of France. You can easily get to Paris from Amsterdam by train, bus, or flight and there’s a lot to cram into a day in this wonderful city. If you want to see the views from the top of the Eiffel Tower, be sure to buy a skip the line pass to save time.


Hop on the Eurostar and finish your journey in the bustling city of London. Packed full of attractions from Buckingham Palace to Madame Tousaads and the London Eye, there are tons of tours and excursions to choose from and plenty of restaurants to enjoy a bite to eat. Explore the markets at Covent Garden or Camden or soak up as many attractions as possible with a London Pass.

Want to see as much as Europe as possible in just five days? No problem, because traveling across these major European cities is easy.