15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary builder tool.

Chennai, India to Budapest is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Budapest is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chennai in December: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Albertina. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip tool.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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 28th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Powder Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Hradcany, admire the masterpieces at St. George's Basilica, then stop by Lesser Town, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly to Brussels.
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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 30th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, 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). On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, see the interesting displays at Atomium, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the train 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 1st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly 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 3rd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, then appreciate the extensive heritage 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, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train 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.
On the 4th (Mon), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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