16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Warsaw, Poland
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Warsaw, Poland

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Budapest is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Budapest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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 25th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 27th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
nights
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 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planning website .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums 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
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, then take a stroll through Alfama, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon planning website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. Traveling from Barcelona in August, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 2nd (Mon), stroll around St. James's Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, make a trip to Tower Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London online journey planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in London hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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