19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris itinerary planner .

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then appreciate the history behind Belém Tower, then shop like a local with Avenida da Liberdade, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planning website .

Fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Lisbon at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome attractions planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Rome. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lisbon in January since evenings lows in Rome dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Rome to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rome in January, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. While traveling from Istanbul, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the next day, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade).

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vienna itinerary maker .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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 20th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then admire the striking features of Katedrala Svateho Vita, then view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Prasna brana. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or Albert Cuyp Market. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through Leidseplein, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get a taste of the local shopping with De 9 Straatjes.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in January: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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