16 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

16 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and finally walk around St. James's Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read London trip planning app.

Charlotte, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to London is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in July; daily highs in London reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
On the 7th (Wed), stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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Brussels, Belgium

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 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then examine the collection at Atomium, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Place.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to The Markt, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bruges itinerary site.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 12th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour builder website.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: highs in Budapest hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vienna journey planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
On the 16th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally let little ones run wild at Kampa Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip tool.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

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Berlin, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

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New York City, United States

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then go for a walk through Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to New York City takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.