13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
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 28th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then take a stroll through Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris visit planning website.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online tour planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

1
night
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 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Prague tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vienna are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
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 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 5th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in April; daily highs in Rome reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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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 7th (Tue): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online travel route planner.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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