20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Oisterwijk
Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights


Oisterwijk, The Netherlands — 1 night

Oisterwijk is a municipality and a city in the South of the Netherlands.Population centresHeukelomMoergestelOisterwijkTopographyDutch Topographic map of the municipality of Oisterwijk, June 2015Transportation Railway station: OisterwijkCityOisterwijk received city rights in 1230. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at De Kerkhovense Molen, then identify plant and animal life at Kampina, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Groot Tuighuis, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Het Noordbrabants Museum, then explore the world behind art at Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, and finally learn about all things military at Rocksteady Militaria.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oisterwijk trip builder website.

Milan, Italy to Oisterwijk is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In January in Oisterwijk, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Maria van Jessekerk for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Grote Markt. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more), museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning website.

Getting from Oisterwijk to Amsterdam by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Warsaw.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Warsaw, Poland — 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Palace on the Island. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, make a trip to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Amsterdam to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Warsaw at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Oswiecim.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Spas
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Oswiecim, Poland — 1 night

Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
On the 11th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Zamek Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oswiecim trip planner.

Getting from Warsaw to Oswiecim by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 4 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
You'll explore and learn at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow Pinball Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wawel Cathedral and Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius. Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Krakow trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Krakow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Krakow are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bucharest.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Bucharest, Romania — 2 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 16th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with Green Adventure, then view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bucharest driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Krakow to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Krakow to Bucharest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. You'll set off for Bratislava on the 17th (Wed).
Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife · Tours
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 3 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bratislava Castle and Devin Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) and Bratislava Old Town. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most), get great views at UFO Observation Deck, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bucharest to Bratislava takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in January, Bratislava is a bit warmer at night with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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The Netherlands travel guide

Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Poland travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Romania travel guide

Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Government Buildings
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Slovakia travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.