15 days in Europe, Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

15 days in Europe, Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Wien Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and then admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vienna travel route builder.

Detroit, USA to Vienna is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Vienna. Traveling from Detroit in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Vienna: highs are around 38°F and lows about 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
On the 4th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue and then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

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

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites

Cairo, Egypt

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairo online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Cairo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in January; daily highs in Cairo reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Alexandria, Egypt

— 1 night

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum and then take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Erechtheion, take a stroll through Plaka, then stop by Electra Raikos Exact Museum Copies, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Athens sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Alexandria to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Alexandria in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Athens, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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Fly from Athens to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in January, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 12th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally stroll around Parc de Montjuic. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic.

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You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning website.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Paris at 45°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping