12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

1
night
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 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online travel route planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome online attractions planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest route planner.

Getting from Rome to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in June, expect Budapest to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
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 17th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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.
On the 18th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip builder tool .

Fly from Prague to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam holiday planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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