11 days in Europe & France Itinerary

11 days in Europe & France Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, get to know the resident critters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip website.

Bengaluru, India to Budapest is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bengaluru to Budapest, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Budapest is much colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in March: highs in Prague hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planning tool.

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in March; daily highs in Barcelona reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
On the 9th (Tue), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally appreciate the history behind La Pieta.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rome travel website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.