15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munich day trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Munich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: high temperatures in Munich hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and finally look for gifts at Xocolat.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Munich to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Vienna to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vienna in June: highs in Amsterdam hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges tour planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. June in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the London journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bruges to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Place de la Bastille, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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