16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Muscat, Oman
Fly:  9​h
1
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
train:  6​h
4
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Wroclaw, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Muscat, Oman

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
You've now added Rynek Underground to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and then make a trip to The Ghetto Heroes Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then get engrossed in the history at Rynek Underground, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Krakow day trip planning website .

Muscat, Oman to Krakow is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Muscat in September; daily highs in Krakow reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Margaret Island. Take a break from Budapest with a short trip to Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral in Esztergom, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and admire the local landmark of Music Fountain.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Food Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, don't miss a visit to Zeppelinfeld, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then ponder the design of Der Schoene Brunnen, and finally don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip planner .

Fly from Budapest to Nuremberg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
DB Museum (German Railway Museum) ©
DB Museum (German Railway Museum)
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Devin Castle and UFO Observation Deck. Explore Bratislava's surroundings by going to Trenciansky Hrad (in Trencin) and Nitra Castle (in Nitra). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, have fun at Bratislava Shooting Club, and take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bratislava online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nuremberg to Bratislava in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Bratislava sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nitra Castle, Trenciansky Hrad
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
UFO Observation Deck ©
UFO Observation Deck
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Palace of Culture and Science. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, get lost in a book at Warsaw University Library, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and see the interesting displays at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Warsaw road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Bratislava to Warsaw takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bratislava in September: highs in Warsaw hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Walking tours
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

1
night
Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Odra River, then don't miss a visit to Rynek we Wroclawiu, and then find something for the whole family at GOjump Park Trampolin - Najwiekszy w Polsce.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw vacation planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Wroclaw in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Nature Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Odra River ©
Odra River

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
You've now added Rynek Underground to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, get engrossed in the history at Rynek Underground, then examine the collection at Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu).

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Krakow planner .

Getting from Wroclaw to Krakow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rynek Underground ©
Rynek Underground
Planty Park ©
Planty Park
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto

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