16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
New York City, United States

5
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Natura Artis Magistra and Amsterdam Maritime History Museum. For shopping fun, head to De Negen Straatjes or Albert Cuyp Market. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Red Light District, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder.

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
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Van Gogh Museum
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Rijksmuseum

3
days
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki and The Swimming Stadium. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. The adventure continues: stop by Artisaani, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Helsinki Zoo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Amsterdam to Helsinki by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Helsinki at 29°F and lows at 19°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bratislava.

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Linnanmaki ©
Linnanmaki
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

3
days
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Do your shopping at Eurovea Galleria and Avion Shopping Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bratislava Old Town and St Elizabeth's / Blue Church. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Obchod v múzeu, ponder the design of Fountain of St. George and the Dragon, step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle (hrad), and steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac).

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Bratislava takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Bratislava is minus 1 hour. In January, Bratislava is a bit warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Warsaw.

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Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Devin Castle (hrad) ©
Devin Castle (hrad)
St Elizabeth's / Blue Church ©
St Elizabeth's / Blue Church

2
days
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, get into the urban bustle at Old Town Market Square, then look for gifts at Cukrowa Sowa, then admire the masterpieces at The Royal Castle in Warsaw - Museum, and finally wander the streets of Nowy Swiat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The National Museum in Warsaw, buy something for everyone on your list at Złote Tarasy, and then get engrossed in the history at Warsaw Uprising Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw holiday planner.

Fly from Bratislava to Warsaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Warsaw sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Old Town Market Square ©
Old Town Market Square
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Warsaw Uprising Museum
The Royal Castle in Warsaw - Museum ©

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