12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Train
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
7
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly

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Brussels, Belgium

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels online route builder.

London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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2
nights
Paris, France

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 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris route builder website.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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1
night
Rome, Italy

Eternal City

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 24th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip planning site.

Fly from Rome to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in December, things will get a bit cooler in Budapest: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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2
nights
Vienna, Austria

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then admire the striking features of Rathaus, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vienna route builder site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
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1
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Prague, Czech Republic

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 29th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. December in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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2
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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then make a trip to Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, then don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, then stop by Potsdamer Platz, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Berlin online route planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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