16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, don't miss a visit to Dam Square, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bruges.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Bruges, Belgium — 1 night

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 27th (Tue), make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bruges travel route planning app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip app.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parc Guell, stop by El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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