17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Como, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Slot Loevestein and Biesbosch Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Slot Loevestijn and Huis Van Gijn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Dordrecht (Nationaal Medisch Museum, Dordts Patriciershuis, & more) and National Park De Biesbosch (in Drimmelen).

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam vacation planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Johannesburg in August, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dordrecht, Poederoijen, National Park De Biesbosch, Biesbosch Museum
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Huis Van Gijn ©
Huis Van Gijn
Slot Loevestein ©
Slot Loevestein
Biesbosch Museum ©
Biesbosch Museum

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Gilles, take a stroll through Place du Jeu de Balle, then explore the world behind art at Van Buuren Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gaasbeek Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gaasbeek Castle
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Gaasbeek Castle ©
Gaasbeek Castle
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon
Van Buuren Museum ©
Van Buuren Museum

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Royale Saint-Louis, steep yourself in history at Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption, then do a tasting at Domaine Humbrecht 1619, and finally do a tasting at CATTIN - Grands Vins & Cremants d'Alsace.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colmar holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brussels to Colmar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Colmar, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Neuf-Brisach, Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption, Domaine Humbrecht 1619, CATTIN - Grands Vins & Cremants d'Alsace
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Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption ©
Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption
Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach ©
Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach
Domaine Humbrecht 1619 ©
Domaine Humbrecht 1619

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, then take an in-depth tour of Richard Wagner Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Gallus Catholic Church, and finally take in the views from Spreuer Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and then contemplate the long history of Museggmauer.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Colmar to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Como.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
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Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Museggmauer ©
Museggmauer
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

1
night
Como, Italy

Como
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Como trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Lucerne to Como in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in August: high temperatures in Como hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Venice.

Things to do in Como

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

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 16th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Pelagio, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Sirena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, and finally steep yourself in history at Campo de le Gatte. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Villa Badoer detta "La Badoera", get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo Roncale, get to know the fascinating history of Villa Duodo, Balbi Valier, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Di Santa Maria Delle Grazie, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Santa Maria delle Carceri.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Como to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pula.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chioggia, Casa del Petrarca, Villa Badoer detta "La Badoera", Basilica Di Santa Maria Delle Grazie, Abbazia di Santa Maria delle Carceri
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Villa Badoer detta ©
Villa Badoer detta "La Badoera"
Casa del Petrarca ©
Casa del Petrarca
Abbazia di Santa Maria delle Carceri ©

1
night
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pula travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Pula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Pula are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Chrysogonus Church, then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, then see the interesting displays at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zadar tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pula to Zadar in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Church of the Holy Cross
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Split holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Split, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Split Archaeological Museum ©
Split Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, then contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Fort Bokar, and finally make a trip to Pile Gate.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace
Pile Gate ©
Pile Gate

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