16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  8​h
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Cairo, Egypt

3
days
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.
Vienna is known for museums, sightseeing, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Schönbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Rathaus, and examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

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Cairo, Egypt to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Vienna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in July, things will get little chillier in Vienna: highs are around 31°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

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Hofburg Palace ©
Hofburg Palace
Schönbrunn Palace ©
Schönbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
days
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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

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You can fly from Vienna to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bruges.

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Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
days
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Markt, then admire the masterpieces at Groeninge Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. On your second day here, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Brussels.

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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeninge Museum ©
Groeninge Museum

4
days
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, sightseeing, childrens museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, take in nature's colorful creations at Laeken Palace, engage your brain at Atomium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bois de la Cambre and Foret de Soignes.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

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2
days
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 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Frankfurt Goethe House, admire the landmark architecture of Opernturm, then admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, and finally explore the world behind art at Städel. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten and then delve into the distant past at Messel Pit Fossil Site.

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Traveling by train from Brussels to Frankfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in August, you will find days in Frankfurt are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Städel ©
Städel
Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung ©
Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung
Messel Pit Fossil Site ©
Messel Pit Fossil Site

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