16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Amsterdam. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

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 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, see the interesting displays at Atomium, then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to East Side Gallery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planning website.

Getting from Brussels to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

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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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Prague road trip website.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums
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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 13th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Budapest

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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Barcelona in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in July, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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