15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Krakow, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planning site.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dammam in January, expect nights in Amsterdam to be slightly colder, around 1°C, while days are cooler, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
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Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

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 15th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then steep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally engage your brain at HistoryLand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, pause for some photo ops at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Krakow is slightly colder than Zurich - with highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 17th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakowskie Przedmiescie.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Warsaw are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Warsaw

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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum and then examine the collection at Russian Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Palace Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and then examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Warsaw in January, with highs in St. Petersburg at -5°C and lows at -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Moscow, Russia

— 2 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Red Square.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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The Netherlands travel guide

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

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.

Poland travel guide

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A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Russia travel guide

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Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.