16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
train:  3​h
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip maker .

Bengaluru, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bengaluru to Paris, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Paris is much colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zurich online attractions planner .

Getting from Paris to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 1st (Fri), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning app .

You can fly from Zurich to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in October; daily highs in Rome reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally appreciate the history behind Caldera Sculpture.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Salzburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in November, things will get slightly colder in Salzburg: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague vacation planner .

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of Romer, then take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, and finally snap pictures at Eiserner Steg. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt online road trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Atomium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then steep yourself in history at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip builder tool .

Getting from Frankfurt to Brussels by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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