13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Waalwijk, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Essen, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, make a trip to Brouwersgracht, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam planning app.

Kharkiv, Ukraine to Amsterdam is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kharkiv to Amsterdam. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the striking features of Euromast, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, then get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waalwijk.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waalwijk, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Waalwijk is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Waalwijk trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Waalwijk in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 26th (Tue), you're off to Essen.

Things to do in Waalwijk

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Essen, Germany

— 1 night

Shopping City

For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): walk around Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord and then steep yourself in history at Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Essen online visit planner.

Getting from Waalwijk to Essen by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Dresden.

Things to do in Essen

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dresden, Germany

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 28th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dresden planning site.

Fly from Essen to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Dresden are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), take in panoramic vistas at Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower, then browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip app.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Lviv.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Lviv, Ukraine

— 1 night

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 2nd (Mon), stop by Old Town and then don't miss a visit to Rynok Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lviv travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Lviv takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Lviv is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Lviv are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping