17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Step out of Belgrade to go to Petrovaradin and see Petrovaradin Fortress, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade travel route planner.

New Delhi, India to Belgrade is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for colder days in Belgrade, with highs around 7°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Tours · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. Keep things going the next day: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally make a trip to Corvin Mozi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Budapest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

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.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

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You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stop by Potsdamer Platz, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

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 27th (Mon), admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at De Nieuwe Kerk, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally stroll around Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip tool.

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Paris, France

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Wed), make a trip to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. On your second day here, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning website.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 31st (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip site.

Fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Salerno.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Salerno, Italy

— 2 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, and then don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): stroll around Villa Comunale, then delve into the distant past at Villa di Poppea, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Salerno trip builder app.

You can fly from Zurich to Salerno in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Salerno is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

You can drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Serbia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.