16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Arad, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  4​h
8
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Bucharest, Romania

1
night
Arad, Romania

Arad ©
Arad is the capital city of Arad County, historically situated in the region of Crișana, and having recently extended on the left bank of the Mureș river, in Banat region of western Romania.An important industrial center and transportation hub on the Mureș River, Arad is also the seat of a Romanian Orthodox archbishop and features two universities, a Romanian Orthodox theological seminary and a training school for teachers. For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Arad holiday planning tool .

Bucharest to Arad is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Arad are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Basilica Maria Radna
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Jewish Neolog Cemetery Arad ©
Jewish Neolog Cemetery Arad
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Malul Muresului ©
Malul Muresului

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 15th (Mon), take a stroll through Hradcany, then get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally stroll around Letna Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Prague road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arad to Prague. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Arad, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral ©
Spanish Synagogue ©
Spanish Synagogue

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 17th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Salt Mine Hallein, see the interesting displays at Haus der Natur, stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally steep yourself in history at Kommune Gruft.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg day trip planner .

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salt Mine Hallein
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Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) ©
Salt Mine Hallein ©
Salt Mine Hallein

1
night
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fazana Beach, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tito's Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pula road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Pula takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salzburg in July: high temperatures in Pula hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Pula

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Fazana Beach
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tito's Park ©
Tito's Park

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Castello Sforzesco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally get in on the family fun at Leolandia. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Grazie, then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan vacation planner .

You can drive from Pula to Milan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Leolandia
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Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

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 21st (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tyne Cot Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Burg Square, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then make a trip to Ghent City Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges tour planning app .

Getting from Milan to Bruges by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in July, with highs in Bruges at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Menin Gate Memorial
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, then kick back and relax at Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, explore the activities along Herengracht, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Amstel.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning site .

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, Canals area
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Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee ©
Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee
Canals area ©
Canals area
Portuguese Synagogue ©
Portuguese Synagogue

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Michael, stroll around Park Planten un Blomen, then wander the streets of Aussenalster, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Elbstrand Ovelgonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Elbe Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, then explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and finally kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Hamburg day trip tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Hamburg by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Hamburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wildpark Schwarze Berge
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St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roskilde Domkirke, then explore the galleries of Frederiksborg Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kastellet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Papiroeen, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Have).

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen tour site .

You can fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Roskilde Domkirke, Frederiksborg Castle
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Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke

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