16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
11
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Ahmedabad, India

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London online tour itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to London is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to London, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in London reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then make a trip to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and finally make a trip to Atomium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Brussels hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Antwerp itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, and finally browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at ARTIS, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Antwerp to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, and finally make a trip to KolnTriangle.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cologne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and finally take some stellar pictures from Main Tower.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt sightseeing app.

You can take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Palmengarten ©
Palmengarten
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online journey builder.

Fly from Frankfurt to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Stephansplatz, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vienna travel route planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Stephansplatz ©
Stephansplatz

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Budapest sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Cismigiu Gardens, walk around Herăstrău Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and finally walk around State Circus Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, then get your game on at Gateway Virtual Reality Studio, and finally look for gifts at Romanian Folk Art Fashion.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bucharest trip planner.

Fly from Budapest to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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