16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Bremen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at The Cat Cabinet, admire the striking features of De Zoeker Molen, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at English Reformed Church, then see the interesting displays at Museum Vrolik, and finally contemplate the long history of Montelbaanstoren.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip planning website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for slightly colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bremen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bremen, Germany

— 2 nights

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Johann Kirche, contemplate the long history of Schutting, then pause for some serene contemplation at Unser Lieben Frauen Kirchhof, then admire the masterpieces at Museen Boettcherstrasse, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Bremen. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, admire the natural beauty at Oldenburger Schlossgarten, then explore the activities along Zwischenahner Meer, and finally stroll around Kurpark.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bremen road trip tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bremen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bremen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Bremen

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a stroll through Mitte, visit Friedrichshain, then wander the streets of Prenzlauer Berg, and finally don't miss a visit to Nicholas Quarter. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Neuer Garten, contemplate the long history of Neues Palais, contemplate the long history of Schloss Cecilienhof, then snap pictures at Glienicke Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Gleis 17, Grunewald.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berlin online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Bremen to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Francis of Assisi Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, then make a trip to Waldstein Palace, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Vojanovy Sady, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jerusalem Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Ignatius, and finally steep yourself in history at New Town Hall.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Prague online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Geldmuseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Redeemer, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ruine Königstein. On the next day, stroll around Lohrpark, then look for all kinds of wild species at MainAppelHaus Lohrberg Streuobstzentrum e.V., then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Seckbach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Holzhausenschlosschen.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Prague to Frankfurt by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Wed), stroll around Edmund Klein Park, Luxembourg, steep yourself in history at Holy Ghost Citadel, then stroll around Parcs de la Petrusse, then explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates, and finally get great views at Monument National de la Solidarite. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museum Drai Eechelen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint John the Baptist, go for a walk through Wenzel Circular Walk, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel's Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Luxembourg City in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take a stroll through Place St. Gery, see the interesting displays at GardeRobe MannekenPis, visit Lower Town, then take a stroll through Rue Neuve, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Notre-Dame Du Finistere, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame Immaculee. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Villers, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then steep yourself in history at Coudenberg Palace, and finally stroll around Parc Josaphat.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Montelbaanstoren, then explore the historical opulence of Muiderslot, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pandhof Domkerk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.