15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
End: Houston, United States


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2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), walk around Vondelpark, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Houston, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in May, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 63°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 15th (Fri), head outdoors with Elfenau, then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bern vacation maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Bern takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Elfenau ©
Elfenau
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bern to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salzburg itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 22nd (Fri), appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Plan my day in Berlin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Kolner Dom, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cologne sightseeing planning app .

You can fly from Berlin to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Cologne, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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