17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online sightseeing planner.

Seattle, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

3
nights
Paris, France

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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris tour site.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

2
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

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 9th (Wed): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (57°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

1
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Budapest, Hungary

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 11th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Budapest trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in December, with highs in Budapest at 40°F and lows at 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping

3
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Vienna, Austria

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.
Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Albertina. Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

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You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

2
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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, then admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salzburg tour planning site.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

1
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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the views from Charles Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites