15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
2
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
10
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square.

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Paris, France to Budapest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Budapest to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, thensteep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, thensee the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, thenmake a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip builder app.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Prague are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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night
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.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, thendon't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, thenenjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Venice, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 25th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, thendon't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planner.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 27th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, thenexplore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, thenget engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Rome to Amsterdam in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in December: highs in Amsterdam hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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night
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.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, thenexplore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, thendon't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Lisbon. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in December, with highs in Lisbon at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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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 30th (Mon): stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenadmire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, thendon't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Chapel Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: visit Old Town, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Old Town ©
Old Town

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