26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon route planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Belo Horizonte to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Belo Horizonte in December, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

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Paris, France

— 3 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Paris is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally walk around Lichtentaler Allee. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Weingut Schloss Neuweier, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, and then delve into the distant past at Hohenbaden Old Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Baden-Baden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In December, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Wineries · Spas · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Romer.

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Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

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You can fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Dresden, Germany

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Stallhof, then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then take in panoramic vistas at Hausmannsturm, and finally make a trip to Procession of Princes.

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Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Dresden are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, admire the striking features of Dancing House, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Dresden to Prague by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online holiday planner.

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Budapest

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munich road trip planning website.

Fly from Budapest to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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