14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday maker

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1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

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Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, stop by Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, look for gifts at Christmas in Salzburg, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally hunt for treasures at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, expect Salzburg to be slightly colder, temps between 6°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Prater, then admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planning app.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

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 21st (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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 22nd (Thu), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague travel route planning site.

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Museum Quarter, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and finally take in panoramic vistas at A'dam Lookout.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning website.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in December; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

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 24th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, examine the collection at Atomium, browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Brussels tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

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 25th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris visit planning website.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks
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