12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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.
Prater has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral and then find something for the whole family at Prater.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary maker site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Vienna is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Vienna, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vienna: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Prater ©
Prater

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hviezdoslavovo Namestie, Hlavne Namestie and Grassalkovich Presidential Palace. On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Elizabeth's / Blue Church, make a trip to Hviezdoslavovo Namestie, then don't miss a visit to Grassalkovich Presidential Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Hlavne Namestie.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bratislava trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth
Grassalkovich Palota ©
Grassalkovich Palota
Hviezdoslavovo Namestie ©
Hviezdoslavovo Namestie

1
day
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mozarts Geburtshaus, Schloss Hellbrunn and Mozartplatz. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, make a trip to Mozartplatz, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, make a trip to Altstadt von Salzburg, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bratislava in August: highs in Salzburg hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Montmartre as well as Disneyland Park. Musee d'Orsay and Musee Gustave Moreau will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Louvre Museum. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Arc de Triomphe, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at La Sorbonne.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Sacred Heart, make a trip to Atomium, and then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brussels route planner .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to The Markt, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Singel, Dam Square and Red Light District. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the activities along Singel, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally go all around town with Flying Dutch Boats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take a stroll through Red Light District, then have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally make a trip to Dam Square.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder website .

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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