16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Opium Barcelona, Pacha Barcelona, Playa de La Barceloneta, and other attractions. On the 27th (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Opium Barcelona.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planner.

Interlaken, Switzerland to Barcelona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Interlaken in October: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Teatro Kapital, Plaza de Espana Madrid, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tours Of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Time Out Market Lisboa as well as Belém Tower. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos and then expand your horizons at Time Out Market Lisboa.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in November, with highs in Lisbon at 21°C and lows at 11°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added AIR Amsterdam, Shelter, Jimmy Woo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, walk around Vondelpark, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Amsterdam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in November, with highs in Amsterdam at 12°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then examine the collection at House of Hungarian Art Nouveau, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally look for gifts at Heria Enamel Studio. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and finally admire the striking features of Gresham Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Budapest vacation builder tool.

Fly from Amsterdam to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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