16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  7​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait


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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, make a trip to Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and finally make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens vacation maker .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Athens is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Kuwait City in October, plan for much colder days in Athens, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Athens to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Budapest. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in October; daily highs in Budapest reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and finally examine the collection at Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and then get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels road trip planning tool .

Getting from Budapest to Brussels by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pairi Daiza
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Pairi Daiza ©
Pairi Daiza
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the striking features of Stadhuis, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, walk around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bruges to Barcelona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bruges in October, with highs in Barcelona at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip tool .

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in October, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 10°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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