22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square for their historical value. Let the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) capture your imagination. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, get to know the fascinating history of Andrassy Avenue, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest tour builder tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Budapest, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, thenexplore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, thensee the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna online travel route planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate the long history of Powder Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lesser Town, thenadmire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Prague trip maker tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then make a trip to Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Le Marais, thenmake a trip to Louvre Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in December, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thenmake a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. On your second day here, explore the activities along Canal Grande, thenadmire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel site.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thenadmire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Pantheon, make a trip to Roman Forum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, stop by Ortakoy, and take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Istanbul is 2 hours. When traveling from Rome in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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