25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, ponder the design of Rossio Square, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon holiday builder website.

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In December, Lisbon is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Barcelona are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online tour planner.

Getting from Rome to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Rome in December, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (44°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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 30th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online travel route planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 29°F in Budapest. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park, and finally admire the striking features of Dancing House. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Lesser Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Amsterdam trip simple and quick.

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in January: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 43°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, visit Le Marais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris trip builder app.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 11th (Tue), make a trip to Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read London online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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