16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
Fly:  4 h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Frankfurt, Germany

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov and then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. On the next day, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Prague vacation tool.

Frankfurt, Germany to Prague is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Frankfurt in Janeiro, things will get slightly colder in Prague: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
On the 20th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In Janeiro, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then make a trip to Halaszbastya, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

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You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In Janeiro, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in Janeiro, with highs in Rome at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally shop like a local with La Boqueria. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, test your problem-solving skills at Enigmik Escape Room, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip app.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In Janeiro, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 28th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in Janeiro, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Atomium, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in Janeiro, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally stroll around Vondelpark. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam visit planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In Janeiro in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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