17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

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 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Budapest is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In November, Budapest is cooler than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): wander the streets of Lesser Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Brussels.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip tool.

Fly from Prague to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Sat), pick up some local products at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Istanbul is 2 hours. When traveling from Rome in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 7°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4: