24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lamia, Greece
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 12 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Ancona, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Lamia, Greece

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Petka's Chapel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ružica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crkva Svetog Marka. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), see the interesting displays at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum), steep yourself in history at Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Belgrade Zoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade day trip planning website .

Lamia, Greece to Belgrade is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lamia to Belgrade. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lamia in December; daily highs in Belgrade reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
Nikola Tesla Museum ©
Nikola Tesla Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock, then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parliament. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue.

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Getting from Belgrade to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Belvedere Palace and Schottenkirche are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Schonbrunn Palace. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Vienna

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

12
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chartres Cathedral and Eglise Saint Martin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau), Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris travel planner.

Getting from Vienna to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In December, Paris is a bit warmer than Vienna - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chateau de Villebon, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Eglise Saint Martin, Chartres Cathedral
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi and then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence tour website .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ancona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

few
hours
Ancona, Italy

Ancona ©
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Ancona trip planning app .

Drive from Florence to Ancona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ancona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo Internazionale della Fisarmonica
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Chiesa Santa Maria della Piazza ©
Chiesa Santa Maria della Piazza
Cattedrale San Ciriaco ©
Cattedrale San Ciriaco

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