22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Streetfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: stop by Ortakoy, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker tool.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Istanbul are colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 22nd (Sun): take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, thenboost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, thencontemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with City Park Városliget, thenbrowse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, and then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Budapest, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Outdoors Spas Historic Sites
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City Park Városliget ©
City Park Városliget
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, thenexplore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, thensee the interesting displays at The Hofburg, thenstop by Xocolat, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vienna road trip planning tool.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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 26th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, thenget to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Katie Feygie Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at Prague for Two, look for gifts at Artel, thencontemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, thenshop like a local with Gallery of Steel Figures, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Koruna Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Prague visit planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Prague for Two ©
Prague for Two

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On your second day here, take a stroll through Le Marais, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder app.

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in December: highs in Paris hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
For shopping fun, head to Harrods or Camden Market. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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. December in London sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Camden Market ©
Camden Market
Harrods ©
Harrods
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 2nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da ursa, thendon't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and then wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, thentake a stroll through Rossio Square, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning website.

You can fly from London to Lisbon in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Lisbon at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Praia da ursa
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Praia da ursa ©
Praia da ursa
Rossio Square ©
Rossio Square
Avenida da Liberdade ©
Avenida da Liberdade

2
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 4th (Sat), stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, thentake a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, thenlook for gifts at La Talenta, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Villa del Arte Galleries, thenwalk around Parc Guell, thenmake a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): wander the streets of Trastevere, steep yourself in history at Colle del Gianicolo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, thenadmire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then take a stroll through Via Condotti.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in January, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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