18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

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.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder app.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Paris is colder than Playa del Carmen - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally explore the galleries of Powder Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Paris to Prague by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, Prague is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

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.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the world behind art at Albertina, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna attractions planner.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the striking features of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally make a trip to Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice journey maker website.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and browse the exhibits of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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