12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Boston, United States
fly:  16​h
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
Trieste, Italy
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Vienna, Austria
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h
Boston, United States

few
hours
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence tour app .

Boston, USA to Florence is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Florence. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in February; daily highs in Florence reach 55°F and lows reach 40°F. You'll set off for Trieste on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Florence

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Nightlife
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3
days
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Military Memorial Redipuglia and Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Grotta Gigante and Carso Triestino. Explore Trieste's surroundings by going to Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre (in Cividale del Friuli), Piazza San Giacomo (in Udine) and Basilica di Aquileia (in Aquileia). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia and contemplate the waterfront views at Golfo di Trieste.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Trieste itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Trieste takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Prague.

Things to do in Trieste

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Grotta Gigante, Piazza San Giacomo, Military Memorial Redipuglia, Basilica di Aquileia
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Basilica di Aquileia ©
Basilica di Aquileia
Military Memorial Redipuglia ©
Military Memorial Redipuglia
Grotta Gigante ©
Grotta Gigante

1
day
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.
To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague visit planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Trieste to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Trieste in February, things will get little chillier in Prague: highs are around 41°F and lows about 30°F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

1
day
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planning app .

Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 27°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Vienna.

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#Historic Sites
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
day
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 22nd (Thu), examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Vienna travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
days
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): get outside with City Park Városliget, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest online holiday planner .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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