16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States


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2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Plaka District.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder.

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Athens is 7 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Athens, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Berlin, and finally examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Museum Island.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder.

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus from Athens to Berlin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Berlin. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in July, with highs in Berlin at 76°F and lows at 59°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Jewish Museum Berlin ©
Jewish Museum Berlin

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, and then examine the collection at Oskar Schindler's Factory. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Adalbert.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Berlin to Krakow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Resistance Museum, explore the world behind art at Rembrandt House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Willet-Holthuysen, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and finally take a stroll through Red Light District.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Krakow to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Krakow in August: highs in Amsterdam hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Holyroodhouse and St Giles' Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and tram from Amsterdam to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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