16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Leuven, Belgium
bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: Leuven, Belgium


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3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You've added Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz, Berliner Dom, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Gendarmenmarkt and Victory Column (Siegessaule). When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen in Oranienburg, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder app .

Leuven, Belgium to Berlin is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Gendarmenmarkt ©
Gendarmenmarkt
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

1
night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Neues Grünes Gewölbe, Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) and Dresden Christmas Market. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): mix with locals at Dresden Christmas Market and then don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Events
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)
Theaterplatz ©
Theaterplatz

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Thu), take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, and finally learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

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Traveling by car from Dresden to Prague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Kutna Hora.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

1
night
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Kutna Hora ©
A prosperous silver-mining center during medieval times, Kutna Hora features a well-preserved old town (it's a World Heritage Site) famed for its blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of Assumption, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Barbara's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Chapel, wander the streets of Historic Centre of Kutna Hora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vlassky dvur, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bohemian Museum of Silver.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kutna Hora trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Prague to Kutna Hora in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Kutna Hora

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Historic Centre of Kutna Hora ©
Historic Centre of Kutna Hora
St Barbara's Church ©
St Barbara's Church
Vlassky dvur ©
Vlassky dvur

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Budapest Pinball Museum and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and enjoy some diversion at Celeritas Shooting Club.

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You can drive from Kutna Hora to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Budapest Pinball Museum ©
Budapest Pinball Museum
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka). When in Zagreb, make a side trip to see Krapina Neanderthal Museum in Krapina, approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), have some family-friendly fun at Sensperience, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Krapina Neanderthal Museum
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Room Escape Games
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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