16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque, United States
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Albuquerque, United States


2
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.
Linderhof Palace and St. Michael's Church will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary site .

Albuquerque, USA to Munich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Albuquerque to Munich due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Albuquerque in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Munich: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Linderhof Palace, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Linderhof Palace ©
Linderhof Palace
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

4
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Imperial Castle of Nuremberg. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Town Walls and Museen um den Bamberger Dom. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Bamberg (Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor, Bamberg Altstadt, & more) and Rothenburg (Criminal Medieval Museum & Rodertor). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, get engrossed in the history at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and meet the residents at Nuremberg Zoo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Munich to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bamberg, Rothenburg
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade). Schönbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Hofburg Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, and get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vienna tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Vienna sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Marais and Île de la Cité. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Sacre Coeur Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday site .

Fly from Vienna to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
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