15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

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 2nd (Wed): walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Barcelona, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 59°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

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Budapest, Hungary

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 4th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Budapest in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in December, with highs in Budapest at 40°F and lows at 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

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Vienna, Austria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Albertina, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

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Prague, Czech Republic

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 8th (Tue), wander the streets of Hradcany, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then stop by Lesser Town, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague journey planning tool.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Berlin travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Berlin

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

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Brussels, Belgium

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, see the interesting displays at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Brussels by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

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Paris, France

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Musee Rodin. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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