17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ortakoy, then admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online vacation planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
On the 28th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest tour planning app .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Budapest, with highs around 11°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a train to Vienna.

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
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 30th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Prague.

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

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Lesser Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Prague journey site .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

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
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 4th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Prague to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Prague, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

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

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, make a trip to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In December, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
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 8th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
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 10th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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