16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, then steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Berlin day trip planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Berlin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), make a trip to Royal Palace Amsterdam, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 11th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges travel route builder .

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. May in Bruges sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

2
nights
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 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brussels road trip tool .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, make a trip to Marienplatz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munich trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Munich are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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