16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vienna online vacation planner .

New Delhi, India to Vienna is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Vienna are cooler (5°C), and nights are a bit cooler (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
On the 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Hősök tere. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the next day, take a stroll through Lesser Town, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Prague holiday planning app .

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in December, with highs in Amsterdam at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 27th (Fri): make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
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 29th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

Plan my day in Barcelona using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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.
On the 31st (Tue), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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