17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Head to Book Cafe - Lotz Terem and Andrassy Avenuefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, make a trip to New York Palace, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Budapest is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 14°C and lows are around 1°C. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Vienna Naschmarkt make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Schonbrunner Gardens and Peterskirche. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the striking features of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, make a trip to Graben and Kohlmarkt, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March in Vienna, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Narodni Galerie Praha and Medovinarna. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hradcany and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Prague are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then wander the streets of Leidseplein, and then get curious at Body Worlds. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Latin Quarter are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Walt Disney Studios Park about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

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