21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Brisbane, Australia

1
night
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 5th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, thenexplore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, thencontemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in January; daily highs in Rome reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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 7th (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenstroll around Parc Guell, and finally get your game on at The Witching Hour Room Escape. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, get into the urban bustle at CaixaForum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

Plan trip to Barcelona with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then make a trip to Eiffel Tower. On the next day, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Paris hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, stroll around Hyde Park, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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 14th (Sat): wander the streets of Lesser Town, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, and finally get your game on at Breakout Prague - Real Life Escape Games. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the views from Charles Bridge, contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, thendon't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus of Prague.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

You can fly from London to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Prague hover around 2°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
NaFilM: National film museum ©
NaFilM: National film museum
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Albertina, thenadmire the striking features of Rathaus, thenadmire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Budapest online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in January, expect nights in Istanbul to be much hotter, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Istanbul Modern ©
Istanbul Modern
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

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