11 days in Western Europe & Eastern Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe & Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, thendon't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome tour itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in December: highs in Rome hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenwalk around Parc Guell, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Place de la Concorde, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in December, with highs in Paris at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Atomium, thenexplore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, thendon't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels planning app.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, thentake some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Prague day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough 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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, thenexplore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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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 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, thendon't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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