16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Dusseldorf
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 1 day
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Como, Italy
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 day
Train to Zurich, Fly to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly

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Dusseldorf, Germany — 1 night

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): wander the streets of Konigsallee, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, and then look for gifts at Altstadt.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dusseldorf day trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Dusseldorf is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Dusseldorf. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Dusseldorf hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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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.
On the 31st (Sat), admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then examine the collection at De Nieuwe Kerk, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Vondelpark, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and finally contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Paris, France — 1 day

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip maker.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, then browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then get engrossed in the history at Galleria 92 - Casa Storica del 1867, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Como.
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Como, Italy

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 5th (Thu), look for gifts at Le Chicche torte di caramelle By Bijoux, make a trip to Faro voltiano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio Voltiano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Como trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 day

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt route planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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 7th (Sat), make a trip to Corvin Mozi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then soothe aching muscles at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Budapest in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vienna.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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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 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel svatého Jiljí, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague travel planner.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): 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, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule). Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip maker website.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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