19 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  5​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at 12 Tonar, get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, take an in-depth tour of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then head outdoors with Ring Road.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik travel route planning tool .

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. In November, Reykjavik is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas
Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Louwman Museum The Hague. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)), Canals area (in Utrecht) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, engage your brain at Body Worlds, contemplate the waterfront views at The Amstel, and browse the collection at OBA Library of Amsterdam.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Amsterdam takes 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Amsterdam: highs are around 12°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaanse Schans, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Canals area
Highlights from your plan
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, browse the exhibits of National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, pause for some serene contemplation at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then get your game on at Time Travel Vienna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche am Steinhof, and finally shop like a local with Graben and Kohlmarkt.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Vienna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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 19th (Tue), head off the coast to Margaret Island, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, then look for gifts at Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, and finally make a trip to Andrassy Avenue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Budapest

Spas Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Budapest Pinball Museum ©
Budapest Pinball Museum
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica di Santa Croce capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico and The Baptistery of St. John. Venture out of the city with trips to San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia), San Gimignano (San Gimignano 1300 & San Gimignano Bell Tower) and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and learn about winemaking at Montefioralle Winery.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Budapest to Florence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in November, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, San Quirico d'Orcia, Anghiari
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, then take a stroll through Le Marais, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally wander the streets of Trocadero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

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

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Florence in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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