20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip site.

New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rome. Traveling from New Delhi in January, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, visit El Barri Gòtic, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally don't miss a visit to Palau Guell. On your second day here, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip maker.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

2
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Paris, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris attractions planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Paris at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

2
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 7th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in January, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

2
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Berlin, Germany

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, then make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Berlin vacation builder website.

Getting from Brussels to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

2
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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take a stroll through Lesser Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and finally get great views at Petřín.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prague attractions planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

2
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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Salzburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Vienna, Austria

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip builder site.

Drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
On the 18th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, make a trip to Heroes' Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

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You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Budapest are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums