15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 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.
On the 15th (Thu), stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation planner.

Austin, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Paris is 7 hours. In December, Paris is a bit cooler than Austin - with highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the galleries of Atomium, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels day trip app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, visit Potsdamer Platz, then make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brussels to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Prague.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, and examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online trip builder.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 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 your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Budapest.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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 24th (Sat): take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Budapest journey site.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

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 26th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip site.

Getting from Budapest to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in December, with highs in Rome at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 27th (Tue): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and then pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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