25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
10
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, walk around Hyde Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

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New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in London, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Minnewater Lake, The Markt, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, make a trip to Atomium, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brussels planning site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, then steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Copenhagen online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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 30th (Thu), take in the views from Charles Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti, take a stroll through Lesser Town, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Prague trip site.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Budapest are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Heroes' Square ©
Heroes' Square

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Budapest to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 55°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, walk around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 51°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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