19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 9 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Budapest is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In July, Budapest is little chillier than Thessaloniki - with highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche), and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna attractions app.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Berlin trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn and then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen online holiday maker.

Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Helsinki, Finland

— 9 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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You can fly from Copenhagen to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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