43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
11
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
12
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
13
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights

2
nights
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Budapest, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Budapest to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
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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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna day trip app.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Vienna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
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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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire the striking features of Dancing House, have fun at RANGER Prague shooting, and get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Fun & Games Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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RANGER Prague shooting ©
RANGER Prague shooting
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 12th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, thenpause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, thenponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to East Side Gallery, thensee the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, thenvisit Potsdamer Platz, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and explore the galleries of Anne Frank House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels sightseeing website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne de Paris.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Paris trip simple and quick.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Saatchi Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Saatchi Gallery ©
Saatchi Gallery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

4
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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from London to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in December, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, thenwander the streets of Old Town, and then stop by Barenland. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, thenmake a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich online day trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Zurich by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thenponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For maps and tourist information, use the Florence journey site.

Getting from Zurich to Florence by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in January; daily highs in Florence reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planning site.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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