22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Budapest planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Budapest to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

3
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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 masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

Before you visit Vienna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Petřín, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Prague itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. January in Prague sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in January; daily highs in Paris reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

2
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Lisbon reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

2
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Florence to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

3
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Istanbul, Turkey

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, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour planning website.

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in January, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping