15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h
8
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
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, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam attractions planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in March; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

few
hours
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, look for gifts at Bookz & Booze, thenget to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and finally make a trip to Korenmarkt.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip website.

Drive from Amsterdam to Ghent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Ghent, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Bookz & Booze ©
Bookz & Booze

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, and then look for gifts at Altstadt.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cologne trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Cologne, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

1
night
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 28th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, thenexplore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Main Tower. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Romer, thensnap pictures at Alte Brucke, thentake in the views from Iron Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt online tour planner.

Take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer

1
night
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 30th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart, thensee the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, and finally admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Stuttgart day trip website.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

1
night
Munich, Germany

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 31st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Munich day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thenstep into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, thensee the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 2nd (Fri), appreciate the history behind Cumil, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, thenappreciate the history behind Monument to Unborn Children, thenget engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bratislava road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Salzburg to Bratislava takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the world behind art at Albertina, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Albertina ©
Albertina

1
night
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 4th (Sun), snap pictures at Charles Bridge, thenget great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planning site.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Prague, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Balloon Rides

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, thentake an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Prague to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Prague in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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