16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly + Subway:  15 h
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Le Lavandou, France
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  7 h
4
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Hyderabad, India

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, then stop by Plaka, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online trip itinerary maker .

Hyderabad, India to Athens is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Athens. In April, Athens is colder than Hyderabad - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, wander the streets of La Croisette, then take in the exciting artwork at Pierini Verre contemporain, and finally kick back and relax at Promenade du Soleil. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de Passable.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nice day trip app .

Fly from Athens to Nice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in April, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Cannes, Plage de Passable, Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI, Promenade du Soleil
Highlights from your plan
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

1
night
Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, then kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cabasson, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Plage du Lavandou.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Le Lavandou trip planning tool .

You can drive from Nice to Le Lavandou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Plage de Cabasson
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage d'Aiguebelle ©
Plage d'Aiguebelle

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, kick back and relax at Ouistreham Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cabourg, then kick back and relax at Plages de Houlgate, and finally kick back and relax at Juno Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Le Lavandou to Bayeux takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Le Lavandou in April; daily highs in Bayeux reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plages de Houlgate, Normandy American Cemetery, Ouistreham Beach, Juno Beach, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take in the exciting artwork at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels attractions planning website .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip planning app .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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