16 days in Amsterdam & Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Amsterdam & Central Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Amsterdam & Central Europe Itinerary

Boston, United States
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and wander the streets of Red Light District.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Boston, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in July, expect Amsterdam to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
days
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Heidelberg (Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), Altstadt (Old Town), & more), Luisenpark Mannheim (in Mannheim) and Mainz Cathedral (Dom) (in Mainz). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Goethe House, admire the landmark architecture of Romer, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Frankfurt, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Munich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Mainz Cathedral (Dom), Luisenpark Mannheim, Deutsches Eck (German Corner)
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Goethe House ©
Goethe House
Romer ©
Romer

1
day
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munich travel website .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Frankfurt in July since evenings lows in Munich dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
days
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), make a trip to Altstadt von Salzburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and finally admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg itinerary planner .

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

3
days
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, nightlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Vienna tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo

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