16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Dresden, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Bad Mergentheim, Germany
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
— 1 night
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Schwangau, Germany
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Fussen, Germany
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Grainau, Germany
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Alpbach, Austria
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Zell am See, Austria
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Heiligenblut, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Admont, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Historic Centre of Brugge, The Markt and Royal Palace of Brussels. On the 27th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip maker.

Toronto, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Brussels: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
You've added Brouwerij 't IJ, Albert Cuyp Market, Bloemenmarkt, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam route planner.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip maker app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Dresden, Germany

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You've now added Saxon Switzerland National Park to your itinerary. On the 1st (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Saxon Switzerland National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden journey maker tool.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Wurzburg, Germany

— 1 night

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Würzburg Residence. On the 2nd (Fri), snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke and then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wurzburg day trip site.

Getting from Dresden to Wurzburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bad Mergentheim.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites

Bad Mergentheim, Germany

Bad Mergentheim is a town in the Main-Tauber-Kreis district in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Solymar Therme has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Solymar Therme.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bad Mergentheim online trip builder.

Getting from Wurzburg to Bad Mergentheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In April, daytime highs in Bad Mergentheim are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Things to do in Bad Mergentheim

Spas
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

— 1 night
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): ponder the design of St. Georgs Brunnen.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg ob der Tauber trip maker website.

Drive from Bad Mergentheim to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Schwangau.
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Schwangau, Germany

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Schloss Neuschwanstein. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Schwangau itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Schwangau in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Schwangau are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites
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Fussen, Germany

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fussen trip itinerary tool.

Fussen is just a short distance from Schwangau. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Grainau.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites
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Grainau, Germany

— 1 night
Grainau is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria, Germany. For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grainau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Grainau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fussen in April: highs in Grainau hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Grainau

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Grainau to Innsbruck takes 1.5 hours. In April in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alpbach.
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Alpbach, Austria

Alpbach is a town in western Austria in the state of Tyrol.HistoryThe earliest written record of the name Alpbach comes from 1150, although human settlement is known to have begun there before and around the year 1000, and a bronze axe found at Steinberger Joch in 1860 suggests that the route was already in use in the Hallstatt period.Christianity was first brought to the region in the 7th and 8th centuries by Irish and Scottish monks, and the patron saint of the parish church is in fact St. Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschonau has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): trek along Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschonau.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alpbach trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Alpbach in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Alpbach can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Zell am See.

Things to do in Alpbach

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Zell am See, Austria

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zell Am See. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Zell Am See.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zell am See trip planner.

You can drive from Alpbach to Zell am See in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Heiligenblut.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Heiligenblut, Austria

— 1 night
Heiligenblut am Großglockner is a municipality in the district of Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia, Austria.GeographyAt the northwestern edge of Carinthia and bordering East Tyrol and the state of Salzburg state, Heiligenblut is located in a high valley of the High Tauern range within the Central Eastern Alps. Your day by day itinerary now includes Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Heiligenblut trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Zell am See to Heiligenblut in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Heiligenblut are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Heiligenblut

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt and then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip maker site.

You can drive from Heiligenblut to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. April in Salzburg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Shopping

Hallstatt, Austria

— 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hallstatt road trip site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Admont.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Admont, Austria

— 1 night
Admont is a town in the Austrian state of Styria. Your day by day itinerary now includes Nationalpark Gesaeuse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Admont day trip website.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Admont takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Admont

Parks · Nature
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Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

City of Dreams

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 8th (Thu): wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, then make a trip to Stephansplatz, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hundertwasserhaus.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Admont to Vienna by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Belgium travel guide

4.2
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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Saxony travel guide

4.6
Churches · Landmarks · Art Museums
Saxony features a long history of independence as a separate kingdom. It is a fascinating mix of medieval castles, cobbled town squares, Gothic churches, lavish palaces, and old-fashioned steam trains. The people who live here have a strong sense of distinctness from other Germans. This mainly stems from the region's history of independence and its large population of ethnic Sorbs (a Slavic people). But the residents are as friendly and warm as they are proud of their cultural and natural riches. Saxony is home to several high-profile cities full of things to do. It also contains a sprawling countryside dotted by neat vineyards, sun-drenched parks, rugged sandstone cliffs, lush meadows, and picturesque hillside villages. Still relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, the area outside Saxony's urban centers remains one of the least-explored regions of the country. Venture deep into this multifaceted land to soak up the local culture. You'll be able to enjoy sightseeing at the various cultural and natural attractions unhindered by large tourist crowds.

Bavaria travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles
Bavaria is the country's largest, and one of Europe's oldest continuously existing states. It was established as a duchy in 907. Situated in the southeastern corner of the country, Bavaria is probably what most non-Germans have in mind when they imagine a vacation in Germany. Ironically, much of this region is culturally more like the neighboring Austria and Switzerland. There's much more to Bavaria than just the stereotypical leather trousers (lederhosen), sausages, and beer festivals. This region is one of the country's most popular destinations for tourism and is full of places to visit. It's rich in medieval cities, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, picturesque castles, and thriving villages. Bavarians are regarded as the proudest of all Germans. They're loyal to their regional roots and traditions. To soak up the particular local culture of the rural areas, explore the countryside's picture-perfect villages on foot or by bicycle.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.