16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  19​h
End: San Diego, United States

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 5th (Sat), take a stroll through Riva Harbor and then explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Filigran Split, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Split day trip planning site .

San Diego, USA to Split is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Diego to Split. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Split hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Munich.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

3
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 8th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum and then contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip planning website .

You can fly from Split to Munich in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in August, things will get a bit cooler in Munich: highs are around 76°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

3
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Andrassy Avenue or Central Market Hall. Explore hidden gems such as Buda Castle and Liberty Statue. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip planning tool .

Getting from Munich to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Munich in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Budapest: highs are around 82°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or Bloemenmarkt. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, make a trip to Leidseplein, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour planner.

Fly from Budapest to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brussels itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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