15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online vacation builder.

Houston, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Houston in May: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 63°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get outside with Elfenau, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bern route tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Bern in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Elfenau ©
Elfenau
Aare River
Aare River
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, thenengage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around English Garden, thensteep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munich online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), thensteep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 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 up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, thenget to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, thenexplore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then examine the collection at The Hofburg.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, thenget a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildpark and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cologne journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Cologne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Cologne are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. 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 Parks
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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