14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Linkoping, Sweden
Fly:  11​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Linkoping, Sweden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Lesser Town, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Linkoping, Sweden to Prague is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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 23rd (Mon): make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip builder .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in December: high temperatures in Rome hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 1st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally walk around Vondelpark.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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