12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 13th (Thu), stroll around Vondelpark and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour itinerary maker tool.

San Francisco, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Amsterdam is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 44°F and 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in February, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

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

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 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, and finally admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Vienna, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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 18th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budapest vacation planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. 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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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
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, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Getting from Budapest to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in February, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 57°F and 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) 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.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online travel planner.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time 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 contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in February: high temperatures in Paris hover around 46°F and lows are around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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