12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): walk around Vondelpark and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online travel route planner .

San Francisco, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in February; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 44°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

1
night
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 15th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti.

Discover how to plan a Prague trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February in Prague, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
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.
On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. On the next day, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, and finally explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vienna day trip planning app .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then make a trip to Hősök tere, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest road trip app .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Budapest sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Budapest 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 Budapest in February; daily highs in Rome reach 57°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 21st (Fri), appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally savor the flavors at La Boqueria.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in February; daily highs in Paris reach 46°F and lows reach 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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