31 days in Europe & India Itinerary

31 days in Europe & India Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and browse the exhibits of Galata Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip builder website.

Mangalore, India to Istanbul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mangalore in December, expect Istanbul to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome. Traveling from Istanbul in December, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (16°C), and nights are slightly colder (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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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 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, make a trip to Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. On your second day here, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid route maker.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brussels online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online day trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

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 20th (Mon): visit Lesser Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague travel route tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get little chillier in Prague: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then make a trip to Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip website.

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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Vienna, Austria

— 4 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 nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Agra, India

— 5 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Vienna to Agra takes 13 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. While traveling from Vienna, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Agra, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 9°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.