15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly:  4​h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Tyresta National Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bergius Botanic Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Adolf Fredriks Kyrka, and finally head outdoors with Humlegarden. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at S:t Jacobs Kyrka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka, pause for some serene contemplation at Sofia Kyrka, then make a trip to Katarina Kyrka, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandvagen, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Skansen - Akvariet.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Stockholm is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in December, with highs in Stockholm at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tyresta National Park, Strandvagen
Highlights from your plan
Tyresta National Park ©
Tyresta National Park
Humlegarden ©
Humlegarden
Adolf Fredriks Kyrka ©
Adolf Fredriks Kyrka

3
nights
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 24th (Tue): walk around Vyšehradské sady, push the limits with an extreme tour, get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, then examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Steel Figures, and finally see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Salvator, contemplate the long history of Lidice Memorial, explore the activities along Vltava River, then have fun and explore at Muzeum Smyslů, and finally cool off at Aquapalace Praha.

Plan my Prague trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can fly from Stockholm to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Theme Parks Spas Museums

Side Trips

Lidice Memorial, Vltava River, Park Průhonice
Highlights from your plan
Aquapalace Praha ©
Aquapalace Praha
Vltava River ©
Vltava River
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Bergkirche, admire the local landmark of Donaunixenbrunnen, don't miss a visit to Freyung Passage, pause for some photo ops at Pestsäule, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally make a trip to Michaelerplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Steiner Tor, delve into the lush surroundings at Vienna Woods, step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Rauhenstein Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Burg Liechtenstein, then steep yourself in history at Klimt Villa, and finally steep yourself in history at Haydnhaus.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna vacation builder .

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bergkirche, Steiner Tor, Burgruine Rauhenstein Castle, Burg Liechtenstein
Highlights from your plan
Augustinerkirche
Augustinerkirche
Vienna Woods ©
Vienna Woods
Hochstrahlbrunnen ©
Hochstrahlbrunnen

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the views from Stary most, see Mystery Dinner, ponder the design of Fountain of peace, head outdoors with Sad Janka Krala, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sigismund Gate, and finally snap pictures at Freedom Cycling Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bratislava road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Bratislava are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Fun & Games Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Freedom Cycling Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Bratislava Shooting Club ©
Bratislava Shooting Club
Sad Janka Krala ©
Sad Janka Krala
Stary most ©
Stary most

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): appreciate the views at Dera Creek, take an in-depth tour of Castle Museum, fly down the slopes at Nagyvillam Ski Slope, then take a peaceful walk through Harmashatarhegy, then Head underground at Szemlo-Hegyi Barlang (Showcave), and finally see the interesting displays at Hungarian Agricultural Museum (Magyar Mezogazdasagi Muzeum). Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Sziget Eye, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lazar Equestrian Park, then see the interesting displays at Transportation Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at Aquaworld.

Plan a trip to Budapest easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Theme Parks Spas Parks

Side Trips

Dera Creek, Castle Museum, Transportation Museum, Lazar Equestrian Park, Nagyvillam Ski Slope
Highlights from your plan
Aquaworld ©
Aquaworld
Harmashatarhegy ©
Harmashatarhegy

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look and learn at Planetarij Ljubljana, examine the collection at Railway Museum, engage your brain at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov, then examine the collection at Slovenski Etnografski Muzej, then find something for the whole family at Minicity Ljubljana, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Cat Caffe Ljubljana.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana road trip app .

Drive from Budapest to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plecnik House ©
Plecnik House
Universita di Lubiana ©
Universita di Lubiana

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Mullner Kirche, make a trip to Residenzplatz, browse the eclectic array of goods at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, then examine the collection at Salzburger Weihnachtsmuseum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapuzinerkloster, and finally make a trip to Hettwer Bastei. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schober Frauenkopf Mountain, head outdoors with Schwarzensee, explore the stunning scenery at Salzachofen, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then head outdoors with Lamprechtshohle, and finally appreciate the history behind Gurken.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Schober Frauenkopf Mountain, Schwarzensee
Highlights from your plan
Salzachofen ©
Salzachofen
Schwarzensee ©
Schwarzensee
Schober Frauenkopf Mountain ©
Schober Frauenkopf Mountain

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 3rd (Fri): head outdoors with Tolhuistuin, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Egmond aan Zee, and then explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Strand van Wijk aan Zee, tour the pleasant surroundings at Het Strand Van Noordwijk Aan Zeedd, look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, then identify plant and animal life at Natuurpark Lelystad, and finally see the interesting displays at Mondial Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip site .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salzburg in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 1°C in Amsterdam. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Strand Egmond aan Zee, Mondial Museum, Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, Het Strand Van Noordwijk Aan Zeedd, Strand van Wijk aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland ©
Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland
Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee
Natuurpark Lelystad ©
Natuurpark Lelystad

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