39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome holiday planning website.

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Rome. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Rome hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

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

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

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, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, take a stroll through Gran Via, and test your team's savvy at A Maze In 60.

Before you visit Madrid, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trip

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A Maze In 60 ©
A Maze In 60
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, visit Alfama, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

Discover how to plan a Lisbon trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in December: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Church of Our Lady Bruges, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brussels planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Side Trip

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Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the striking features of Dancing House, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Prague road trip tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Prague at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna holiday planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Istanbul travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in January, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are warmer (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower

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