16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
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.
Visiting Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace and Kahlenberg will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Chapel of St. Virgil. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip maker .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Vienna is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. In October, Vienna is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg and Schloss Hellbrunn. Head to Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Getreidegassefor some retail therapy. Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Badestrand Hallstatt in Hallstatt--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Atelier Thomas Selinger, make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Badestrand Hallstatt
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Messel Pit Fossil Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Main Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Neroberg, admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Salzburg to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Neroberg, Messel Pit Fossil Site
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Messel Pit Fossil Site ©
Messel Pit Fossil Site
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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