22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
HMS Warrior 1860 and Westminster Abbey will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Churchill War Rooms and Wallace Collection for their historical value. Step out of London to go to Portsmouth and see HMS Victory, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, learn about all things military at HMS Belfast, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our London day trip app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portsmouth
Highlights from your plan
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and St Barbara's Church. Explore hidden gems such as Ossuary / The Cemetery Church and Spanish Synagogue. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and examine the collection at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague vacation planner.

Fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In December, Prague is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St Barbara's Church
St Barbara's Church
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then make a trip to Ringstrasse, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On your second day here, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna and then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip maker site .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then wander the streets of Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, explore the striking landscape at Areopagus, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, and finally take a stroll through Anafiotika.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Vienna to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in December; daily highs in Athens reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and Altare Della Patria. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome travel site .

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura ©
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Centro Storico di Siena and Centro Storico for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Palazzo Strozzi. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Centro Storico di Siena
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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