15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  15​h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

1
night
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 18th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then test your problem-solving skills at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin online trip builder .

Edmonton, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Fun & Games
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Walking tours
Gendarmenmarkt ©
Gendarmenmarkt
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.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then appreciate the history behind Maria Theresia Denkmal, then admire the landmark architecture of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna online day trip planner .

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Rathausplatz ©
Rathausplatz
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Mirabell Palace, and finally stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

1
night
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 25th (Wed): make a trip to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Munich

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

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see La Casa Maledetta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, and finally make a trip to Dialogo nel Buio.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Milan road trip planning app .

You can fly from Munich to Milan in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Fun & Games Nightlife
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La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Train World, then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally admire the striking features of Guild Houses.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner .

You can fly from Milan to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Train World ©
Train World

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Sint-Janshuismolen, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, stop by The Old Chocolate House, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally do sightseeing your way with Private Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then hike along Bruges Art Route, then make a trip to St Bonifacius Bridge, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Rozenhoedkaai.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bruges road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Bruges sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
The Markt ©
The Markt

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 30th (Mon), get lost in a book at OBA Library of Amsterdam, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take a stroll through The Jordaan, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Tours
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Room Escape Games

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