17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Ortakoy, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, you will find days in Istanbul are cooler (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, thensee the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, thenmake a trip to Heroes' Square, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), thencontemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in November: highs in Budapest hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
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.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, thenstep into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November in Vienna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, thenget great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lesser Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip builder tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
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): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, thenappreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris vacation planning website.

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, make a trip to Belém Tower, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally stroll through Quinta da Regaleira. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon vacation planning website.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, thenmake a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: 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 traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
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): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome online vacation builder.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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