17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
6
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip itinerary builder.

Barcelona to Madrid is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Madrid to London in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, walk around Park And Gardens of Peterhof, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and make a trip to Chasovnya Svyatoy Blazhennoy Ksenii Peterburgskoy.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from London to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In August in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 26th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Berlin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Berlin is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Prague day trip site.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

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

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Krakow holiday website.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Central Market Hall, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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