18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  1​h
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
End: Munich, Germany

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and The Jordaan. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, stroll through Vondelpark, and get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Museums Tours
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Church of Our Lady Bruges and Gravensteen Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Saint Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to Burg Square, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Bruges sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Place St. Gery, then make a trip to Grand Place, then wander the streets of Avenue Louise, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Brussels are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 5th (Mon), take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz and then take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with SANDEMANs New Berlin, Free Walking Tour and then kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder .

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Tours Nightlife
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Strandbar Mitte ©
Strandbar Mitte
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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 15th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Town Square. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Haidhausen. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Church and Deutsches Museum. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take a stroll through Schwabing, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asam Church.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munich sightseeing website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in November, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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