15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  11 h
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
bus:  2 h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
Essen, Germany
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h
6
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
fly:  6 h
7
Essen, Germany
— 3 nights
bus:  2 h 30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Train + Fly:  15 h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

few
hours
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the striking features of Romer and then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Frankfurt sightseeing planning tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Frankfurt is 4 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March; daily highs in Frankfurt reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer

4
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, meet the residents at ARTIS, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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 17th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and then see the interesting displays at Atomium.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brussels vacation builder site.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Essen.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

1
night
Essen, Germany

Essen
For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Essen tour builder website.

You can drive from Brussels to Essen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Zurich on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Essen

Nightlife Museums Parks
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

few
hours
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Essen to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster
Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm ©
Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in March, you will find days in Krakow are little chillier (9°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Essen.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

3
nights
Essen, Germany

Essen ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Botanischer Garten Grugapark, contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, then get your game on at Hespertalbahn Museumseisenbahn Essen, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum Folkwang, admire the striking features of Villa Hugel, then explore the activities along Aasee, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Essen trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Krakow to Essen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Essen

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muenster, Room Escape Games
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Botanischer Garten Grugapark ©
Botanischer Garten Grugapark
Room Escape Games
Museum Folkwang ©
Museum Folkwang

few
hours
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Essen to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam ©
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
De Duif ©
De Duif

Similar Plans

60 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM GHANA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 26 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM GHANA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 17 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM GHANA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in The Netherlands & Antwerp BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 14 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM EGYPT January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM GHANA November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 16 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Paris, Switzerland & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans