20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Venice to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome travel planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stop by El Barri Gòtic, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally get your game on at The Witching Hour Room Escape.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, and then take a stroll through Temple Bar. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge, stroll around St Stephens Green, then admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally stroll around Phoenix Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then make a trip to Tower Bridge, and finally test your team's savvy at Locked In A Room. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in London

Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, get your game on at Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Torch VR - Virtual Reality Escape Room Games, have some family-friendly fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Prague road trip website.

You can fly from London to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in December, expect Prague to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava ©
Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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 29th (Tue), don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Haus der Musik Wien, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then test your team's savvy at E-Exit Escape Game, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Budapest holiday maker website.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Heroes' Square ©
Heroes' Square

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planning tool.

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 10°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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