5 days in Europe Itinerary

5 days in Europe Itinerary

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5 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt, Germany

1
night
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 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip website .

Frankfurt, Germany to Florence is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in September; daily highs in Florence reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome route website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest day trip tool .

Getting from Rome to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in September, with highs in Budapest at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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