European Spring Break

My European Spring Break Itinerary: 13 Days, 8 Countries, 6 Planes, 5 Trains, and 1 Backpack

This Spring Break, I got to experience 9 completely new cities around the world! Here’s where I went:

European Spring Break

See the end for a full recap and map!

London, England

Shakespeare's Globe, LondonAlthough Chicago was technically my first city on this trip, the true feeling of adventure began in London, England. As many of you may know, I am an English major! So it was amazing to see this place that I read and study so much about. In fact, I missed Shakespeare class on the day that I saw the globe!

Copenhagen, DenmarkCopenhagen Denmark on Spring Break

Copenhagen, Denmark was the true “arrival/destination” that was printed on our boarding passes, so we got to know this city WELL! And, we loved it! Often times, as travelers, we ask ourselves could I live here? To Copenhagen, our answer was YES!

Budapest, Hungary

budapest hungary from spring break

After two days in Copenhagen, we flew Ryanair to Budapest. Here we once again fell in love with a new city. For my boyfriend, Budapest was his favorite. This is the first city we hope to return to from our trip! We had over two days here, but we have so many things we regret not seeing. Next up on our European spring break, Vienna!

Vienna, Austria

Vienna Austria from Spring Break

Vienna is the city whose beauty exceeded my expectations. I had heard less of it than the other cities we were traveling to on this crazy European spring break. Therefore, I had lower expectations! I was definitely wrong, and am so happy to have gotten to see the grand beauty of downtown Vienna!

Prague, Czech Republic

View of Prague at Night

Prague was the city that I was most excited for, and it did not disappoint! It is easily the most beautiful city I have EVER been to. When it comes to a place where every single building could be the most beautiful one in the whole place, it is hard to leave. I am looking so forward to returning to Prague soon.

Dresden, Germany

dresden germany on spring break

Dresden is one of the cities I respect the most. They are going through the very painstaking process of rebuilding downtown. And as you can see from the photo above, it is worth it. The city is one that I could live in, like a beautiful retreat in the heart of Saxony. Plus, every single piece of food we had was some of the most delicious from the whole European spring break trip!

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg Germany from Spring Break

First, this stop is the most UNIQUE on our European spring break. Which is odd, since Hamburg was such an interesting city to see in March. Because we got many comments about how Americans don’t come to Hamburg in March! So we got to really see what the city is like with only the locals and some European travelers.

Back to Copenhagen, Denmark before a stop in Dublin, Ireland

We got back to Copenhagen the day before we started the long journey home. It was nice to know exactly what we were doing and where we were going! We simply revisited our favorite parts of the city and reminisced on our time on this amazing European spring break trip.

Full Map of Stops on European Spring Break

Route taken on European spring break 2017

Full Recap of Itinerary

I created this European spring break itinerary myself, and I am very happy with how it turned out!

  • Day 1:  Chicago
  • Day 2: Chicago – London
    • Flight departs at 10 a.m.
    • Arrive in London at 10 p.m.
    • Spend 1 night in London
  • Day 3: London-Copenhagen
    • Arrive in Copenhagen at 11 a.m.
    • Day in Copenhagen
  • Day 4: Full Day Copenhagen, travel to Budapest
    • After a full day in Copenhagen, fly to Budapest at 9 p.m.
  • Day 5: Budapest
  • Day 6: Budapest – Vienna
    • Spend half the day in Budapest, half in Vienna
  • Day 7: Vienna – Prague
    • After 1 night in Vienna, travel to Prague and arrive at 3 p.m.
  • Day 8: Prague
  • Day 9: Prague & Dresden
    • Depart Prague at 4 p.m.
    • Arrive at Dresden around 6 p.m.
  • Day 10: Dresden & Hamburg
    • Spend the morning in Dresden and depart at 1 p.m.
    • Arrive in Hamburg around 5 p.m.
  • Day 11: Hamburg
  • Day 12: Hamburg & Copenhagen
    • Depart Hamburg at 9 a.m.
    • Take train and ferry across sea
    • Arrive in Copenhagen around 2 p.m. (spend evening in Copenhagen)
  • Day 13: Copenhagen, London, Dublin, Chicago
    • Day thirteen was a day of only travel, and while it sort of sucked, it was fun to spend time thinking about the trip

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    1. Author

      Thank you so much for the kind words! The trip was definitely amazing, and I had so much fun taking photos! More to come, so stay tuned!

    1. Author

      Thank you!!! It was crazy! But worth it completely, and yes it was the most interesting two weeks of my life!

  1. Interesting post! I am just starting up as a blogger and I’m always inspired by other peoples blogs 🙂
    I’m also a student who loves to travel and I’m currently planning something very similar to this- I’d love it if you could take the time to visit my blog! Thanks x

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