16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
End: Budapest, Hungary

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 20th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam journey builder app .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Amsterdam is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark and then wander the streets of Stroeget. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetaarn.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Room Escape Games
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then take a stroll through HafenCity, and then don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
HafenCity ©
HafenCity
Rathausmarkt ©
Rathausmarkt

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then wander the streets of Castle District, and finally meet the residents at Prague Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Prague day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Hradcany ©
Hradcany
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Thu), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then make a trip to Marienplatz, then don't miss a visit to Glockenspiel im Rathausturm, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Andechs Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Starnberger See, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Theresienwiese.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Starnberger See, Andechs Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Theresienwiese ©
Theresienwiese
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ljubljanica Kanal, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana journey builder app .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Ljubljana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Ljubljana when traveling from Prague in December, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hospital in the Rock and Spas & Wellness. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Budapest travel route builder website .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Spas Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle (hrad), then explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, then test your problem-solving skills at BrainTeaseLava - more than Escape Room, and finally make a trip to Grassalkovich Presidential Palace. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, then don't miss a visit to Slovak Philharmonic, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's / Blue Church.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bratislava trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. January in Bratislava sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

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