16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 20th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, don't miss a visit to Grand Place, make a trip to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, see the interesting displays at Atomium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip planning tool.

Detroit, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect Brussels to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to The Markt, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip maker tool.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bruges are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

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.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam route planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 26th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Kampa Park, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Wallenstein garden, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Prague travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Fun & Games

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in June; daily highs in Rome reach 84°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and visit Las Ramblas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online trip maker.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.