20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Madrid, Spain

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brussels travel route planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bruges day trip website .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Berlin day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then get great views at Petřín.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planner .

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Vienna road trip planning app .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 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. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, test the waters at a local thermal spa, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Budapest online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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