16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Louvre Museum. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Musee Rodin, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning app.

Austin, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Paris is 7 hours. Traveling from Austin in September, expect nights in Paris to be a bit cooler, around 53°F, while days are colder, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the striking features of Stadhuis and then don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges holiday planning tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Bruges sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels tour planner.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Vondelpark, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westerkerk.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

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 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 7th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Prague day trip planning app.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Prague sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

City of Dreams

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 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

Before you visit Vienna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion and then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Krakow, Poland

— 1 night

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in panoramic vistas at Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in October: highs in Krakow hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.