14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Latin Quarter and Petit Palais. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres, take in the views from Pont Alexandre III, and learn about all things military at The Army Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris online visit planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Paris. Traveling from Washington in August, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 77°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 10th (Thu), take a stroll through Dorsoduro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday maker site.

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Venice reach 85°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 12th (Sat), walk around Letna Park, take a stroll through Hradcany, stop by Lesser Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Prague itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Prague at 76°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
On the 14th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, steep yourself in history at Kaisergruft, then admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, then steep yourself in history at Ringstrasse, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna online vacation maker.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 16th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest road trip website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Bern.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Maurice Neyroud, then examine the collection at Chaplin's World, then explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Budapest to Bern in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bern, with lows of 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Shopping

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