15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  11​h
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
4
Essen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive + 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, Holland
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the striking features of Romer and then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum.

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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. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with highs in Frankfurt at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam planner .

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Amsterdam takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
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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, then admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the next day, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and then see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Essen.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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 more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Essen online day trip planner .

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

Parks Museums Nightlife
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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): enjoy breathtaking views from Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Essen to Zurich. In March, daytime highs in Zurich are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 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
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Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster
Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm ©
Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm

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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.
Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, and browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Zurich to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in March: highs in Krakow hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Essen.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

3
nights
Essen, Germany

Essen ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): walk around Botanischer Garten Grugapark, then steep yourself in history at Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, then enjoy some diversion at Hespertalbahn Museumseisenbahn Essen, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum Folkwang, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Hugel, then explore the activities along Aasee, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom).

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Krakow to Essen. 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
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Botanischer Garten Grugapark ©
Botanischer Garten Grugapark
Room Escape Games
Hespertalbahn Museumseisenbahn Essen ©

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Amsterdam, Holland

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

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Essen to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam ©
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
De Duif ©
De Duif

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