21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Budapest is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in February; daily highs in Budapest reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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 8th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally visit Lesser Town.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Prague online itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 10th (Fri), pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally wander the streets of Las Ramblas. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally walk around Ciutadella Park.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in February, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally take a stroll through Alfama.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, Paris is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.
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Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:

London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In February, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

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 20th (Mon): admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally stroll around Vondelpark. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
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Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich travel planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Zurich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.
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Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

Venice, Italy — 1 night

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 25th (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice route planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in February: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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