9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Montmartre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Bijoux Blues. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder site .

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Paris reach 47°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Central Market Hall and Andrassy Avenue. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, make a trip to Vaci Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip maker site .

Getting from Paris to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 40°F and lows are around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and then take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lesser Town, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then look for gifts at Moser Sales Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague trip planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Prague sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Lesser Town
Lesser Town
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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