14 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, then make a trip to Atomium, then admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Brussels travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Powder Tower, take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue. On the next day, visit Hradcany, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

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

Getting from Brussels to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in January, Prague is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Albertina. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Hofburg. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Vienna itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.
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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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), make a trip to Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest road trip planning app.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 55°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Florence, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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