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
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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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.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary maker app.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. 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 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Powder Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Hradcany, explore the world behind art at St. George's Basilica, then wander the streets of Lesser Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

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Getting from Brussels to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Rathaus. Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Albertina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Historic Center of Vienna, and explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 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 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

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 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Rome is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, make a trip to 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 enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning tool.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then make a trip to Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip website.

You can fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in January, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (45°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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