16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  5​h 30​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  9​h
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then contemplate the long history of Palacio Chiado, and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural da Arrabida.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon route planning site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Lisbon to be colder, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ciutat Vella, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): walk around Parc Guell and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online road trip planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and finally admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower. On the next day, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online travel route builder .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally admire the striking features of Guild Houses.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Brussels hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Graslei and Korenlei
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 10th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Zuiderzeemuseum and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

Before you visit Amsterdam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zuiderzeemuseum, Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, make a trip to Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and then admire the natural beauty at Sanssouci Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Berlin road trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Tours

Side Trip

Sanssouci Park
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Walking tours
Sanssouci Park ©
Sanssouci Park
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Berlin to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Walking tours

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