16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and finally browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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 some cultural insight at Le Marais and Louvre Museum. Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, stroll through Île de la Cité, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip app .

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 3rd (Thu), make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, and finally browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Venice by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. January in Venice sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: highs in Florence hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 7th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . Do some cultural sightseeing at Ortakoy and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, and admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

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

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Rome in January, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are a bit warmer (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Andrassy Avenue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

Make your Budapest itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in January: highs in Budapest hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

Similar Plans

19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, kids, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA August, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM HUNGARY January, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans