17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Jordaan, Dam Square, Heineken Experience, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Dam Square, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and finally make a trip to Leidseplein. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

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Los Angeles, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Amsterdam, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get little chillier in Amsterdam: highs are around 67°F and lows about 52°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries
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3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes John Lennon Wall, Lovers bridge Prague and Karlovy Lazne. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lobkowicz Palace and Strahov Monastery. Get some historical perspective at St. Vitus Cathedral and The Powder Tower. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town Square, get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague online itinerary maker .

Fly from Brussels to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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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.
Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg) capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna holiday site .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shoes on the Danube Bank as well as Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Fisherman's Bastion and Andrassy Avenue will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Central Market Hall and Vaci Street. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, stop by Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest day trip app .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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