16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  18​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6​h 30​min
4
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a stroll through The Jordaan, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Amsterdam is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in May, expect Amsterdam to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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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 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and then examine the collection at Atomium.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brussels road trip tool .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Eiffel Tower. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then stop by Vogts Corner.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Grindelwald takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Grindelwald

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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Vogts Corner ©
Vogts Corner

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip site .

Getting from Grindelwald to Venice by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
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 19th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally shop like a local with Getreidegasse. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and finally admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Venice to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in May, with highs in Salzburg at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), take a stroll through Schwabing, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then explore the activities along English Garden. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then take a stroll through Haidhausen.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munich trip maker site .

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Munich are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then view the masterpieces at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz, then take in the exciting artwork at Camera Work, and finally take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Berlin tour itinerary site .

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Camera Work ©
Camera Work

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