17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Let the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and DOX Centre for Contemporary Art capture your imagination. Head to Artel and Shop Marionety Truhlarfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, stop by Manufaktura, meet the residents at Prague Zoo, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planning app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Prague is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Prague. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in September: high temperatures in Prague hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Boxoffberlin and Konditorei Rabien. Pergamonmuseum and Charlottenburg Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, stop by Markthalle Berlin-Tegel, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and explore the wide array of goods at Vielfach Berlin - Das Kreativkaufhaus.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Take a break from the city and head to Stevns Klint and Kalvebod Fælled. National Museum of Denmark and National Gallery of Denmark will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, choose your vessel at GoBoat, get to know the resident critters at Copenhagen ZOO, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

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 inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Shop till you drop at Pierre Marcolini and The Brussels Corner. Change things up with a short trip to Minnewater Lake in Bruges (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, stop by Mary Chocolatier, and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

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Fly from Copenhagen to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Mark Raven Amsterdam Art. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, stop by Abraham Kef's, and take in the exciting artwork at TASCHEN Store Amsterdam.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip app.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

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.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

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.