16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

4
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.
You've now added Van Gogh Museum to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Jordaan and Brouwersgracht. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog) and Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee (in Bloemendaal). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at The American Book Center.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Amsterdam. In August, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Natuurgebied Zwanenwater, Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
Eiffel Tower has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Marais and Île de la Cité. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres in Ingrannes--about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris tour planning site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres
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Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres ©
Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
You've now added Old Town to your itinerary. On the 15th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Marienburg Fortress, steep yourself in history at Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Wurth Museum, look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rothenburg day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Paris to Rothenburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Marienburg Fortress, Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim, Kunsthalle Wurth Museum
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Partnachklamm and Strandbad St. Alban. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Deutsches Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's & Old Town). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munich tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Rothenburg to Munich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Munich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Regensburg, Partnachklamm, Strandbad St. Alban
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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