16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Oradea, Romania
Drive:  8​h 30​min
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
8
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
9
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h 45​min
End: Oradea, Romania

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night
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.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then get great views at Kahlenberg, then take a peaceful walk through Vienna Woods, and finally contemplate the long history of Ringstrasse.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary maker tool .

Oradea, Romania to Vienna is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Oradea in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vienna: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip website .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

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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 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Eisbach Wave.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munich holiday planner .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald Area.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen ©
Jungfrau Region consists of two valleys north of the Jungfrau, a popular mountain-climbing destination standing 4,158 m (13,642 ft).
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald Area trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Munich to Grindelwald Area takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chamonix route planner.

Drive from Grindelwald Area to Chamonix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Aiguilles Rouges ©
Aiguilles Rouges
Chamonix Cemetery ©
Chamonix Cemetery

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Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. On the 1st (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Chartreuse de la Verne, kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, then kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame De Constance, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Trophyme.. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Fort de Bregancon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Heraclee Beach, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bormes-Les-Mimosas attractions planner .

You can drive from Chamonix to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and taxi. August in Bormes-Les-Mimosas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Chartreuse de la Verne, Plage d'Aiguebelle, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

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night
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent's Church, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Carcassonne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise St. Vincent ©
Eglise St. Vincent

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 4th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, take in the history at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Reporters Memorial. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin de Salome, make a trip to Monument des Deportes, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Militar Jerusalem De La Commonwealth, then explore the world behind art at MAHB Musee d'art et d'histoire baron gerard, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Bayeux takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carcassonne in September, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame

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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.
On the 5th (Thu), make a trip to Place de la Concorde. On your second day here, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, stroll through Île de la Cité, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris online road trip planner .

Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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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 7th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Portuguese Synagogue.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning website .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Portuguese Synagogue ©
Portuguese Synagogue
Vogelreservaat Polder IJdoorn ©
Vogelreservaat Polder IJdoorn

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