16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New Delhi, India

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night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. On the next day, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and then wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt).

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zurich travel planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Zurich is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in January, you will find days in Zurich are much colder (5°C), and nights are slightly colder (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): walk around English Garden, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally pause for some photo ops at Moriskentanzer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, take an in-depth tour of Schloss Nymphenburg, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munich trip maker tool .

You can fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Berlin Free Tour - Day Tours as well as Original Berlin Walks. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Berlin Free Tour - Day Tours, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, snap pictures at Gertraudenbrucke, then gain a rich perspective with Original Berlin Walks, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
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 11th (Sat): take in the views from Charles Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and then wander the streets of Mala strana.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Prague road trip planning site .

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 13th (Mon), wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and then step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle (hrad). Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at BrainTeaseLava - more than Escape Room, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, make a trip to Michael's Gate (Michalska brana), then take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, then appreciate the history behind Cumil, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bratislava trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Prague to Bratislava takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
BrainTeaseLava - more than Escape Room ©
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then make a trip to Heldenplatz, and then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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