16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alicante, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dar es Salaam in November; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 12°C and lows reach 5°C. You'll set off for Brussels on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

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 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally take a stroll through Place St. Gery.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brussels visit site.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Brussels are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
On the 29th (Sun), wander the streets of Île de la Cité and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. November in Paris sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Your day by day itinerary now includes Red Light District. On the 2nd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum and then stop by Red Light District.

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

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 4th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, then shop like a local with Avenida da Liberdade, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. On the next day, wander the streets of Alfama and then take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 6th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then stop by El Barri Gòtic, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Alicante.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Alicante, Spain

— 1 night

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Levante, then visit El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm, and finally examine the collection at Valor Chocolate Museum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA), then stop by Los Ilustres, and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alicante trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Alicante takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Alicante are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Alicante

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

Valencia, Spain

— 1 night

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip planner.

You can drive from Alicante to Valencia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Valencia sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, then admire the masterpieces at Joan Miro Foundation, and finally shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10: