20 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

20 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Hanoi, Vietnam


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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hanoi route planner .

If you are flying in from Vietnam, the closest major airports are Noi Bai International Airport and Van Don International. You will leave for Budapest on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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9
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Halaszbastya and Koller Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Matthias Church and Hősök tere are in your itinerary. Explore Budapest's surroundings by going to Brunszvik - Kastelypark, Beethoven Emlekmuzeum (in Martonvasar) and Old Town (in Szentendre). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube.

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

You can fly from Hanoi to Budapest in 17 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Brunszvik - Kastelypark, Beethoven Emlekmuzeum, Old Town
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

3
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 (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna route tool .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip website .

Getting from Vienna to Helsinki by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Helsinki. Traveling from Vienna in July, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vaci Street. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get curious at Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája and then browse the different shops at Arena Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Vaci Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Budapest day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Helsinki in July, you will find days in Budapest are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Shopping Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
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Vaci Street ©
Vaci Street
Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája ©
Arena Mall ©
Arena Mall

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