22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petit Palais and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Limmatquai. Step off the beaten path and head to Landesmuseum and Predigerkirche. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, take a stroll through Niederdorf, look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac, and browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Ringstrasse. Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Museum of Military History. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, steep yourself in history at Karlskirche, examine the collection at Hofburg, and take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Vienna day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Budapest.
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Budapest Pinball Museum and Chocolate Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Matthias Church and Citadel. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and boost your wellbeing at Széchenyi Thermal Bath.

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Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 4 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Palace on the Island. Head to Zlote Tarasy and Kordegardafor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Memorial at Mila 18, see the interesting displays at Photoplasticon, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 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.
Let the collections at Lobkowicz Palace and Gallery of Steel Figures capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Staromestske namesti and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Lesser Town, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague day trip website.

Getting from Warsaw to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
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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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Poland travel guide

4.6
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.
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Czech Republic travel guide

4.4
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.
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