17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  7 h 15 min
5
Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Pittsburgh, United States

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich tour itinerary planning website .

Pittsburgh, USA to Munich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Munich due to the time zone difference. December in Munich sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

4
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest route planner .

Fly from Munich to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sofia tour site .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Sofia, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Sofia

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Room Escape Games
Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip planner .

Getting from Sofia to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sofia in December, expect nights in Athens to be warmer, around 47°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brasov.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Season Hill, see the interesting displays at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Poiana Brasov, then take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Postavarul, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brasov day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Athens to Brasov in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Season Hill ©
Season Hill
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Mountain Postavarul ©
Mountain Postavarul

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Berlin takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasov to Berlin is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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