16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Berlin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Cairo, Egypt to Berlin is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, make a trip to De Nieuwe Kerk, then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, and finally take a stroll through The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, don't miss a visit to Brugse Vrije, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. On your second day here, make a trip to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

2
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 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, then admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brussels sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris road trip site.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La Croisette for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie and Coco Beach. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Plage du Soleil in Golfe-Juan Vallauris--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and stroll through Castel Plage.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vallauris, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, La Croisette
Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Step off the beaten path and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Fenals Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stop by Las Ramblas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Barcelona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Fenals Beach
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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