9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  5​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem, Israel

1
night
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 27th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and then don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then test your problem-solving skills at E- Exit Escape Game, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Budapest is an approximately 5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in December; daily highs in Budapest reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
E- Exit Escape Game ©
E- Exit Escape Game
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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.
On the 29th (Sun), meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try out the rides at Prater and then browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 31st (Tue): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit planner.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Barcelona to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tuzak ©
Tuzak
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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