17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Budapest holiday planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Budapest is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Budapest, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January; daily highs in Budapest reach 3°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square.

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You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Prague sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Venice is a bit warmer than Prague - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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 10th (Thu): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence journey planner.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

1
night
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 12th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee d'Orsay and Eiffel Tower. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, take a stroll through Le Marais, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 16th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS, then get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and then wander the streets of Red Light District.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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