16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Verona, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Mumbai, India

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif and then wander the streets of Red Light District. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, shop like a local with De Negen Straatjes, then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online driving holiday planner

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Amsterdam is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to Amsterdam. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in January: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sun), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum, and then admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Atomium, then take a stroll through Place St. Gery, and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip maker website

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally wander the streets of Le Marais. On the next day, examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Porta della Carta, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Venice sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

few
hours
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): wander the streets of Quinzano, then see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Verona day trip planning app

You can take a train from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker website

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Florence sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Vatican Museums and Colosseum. Basilica di San Pietro and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome trip maker site

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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