31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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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 (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, indulge your taste buds at Central Market Hall, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Budapest is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in January; daily highs in Budapest reach 3°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Vienna.
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Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Vienna, Austria — 4 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, find something for the whole family at Prater, and get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online route planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Prague.
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Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and finally take some stellar pictures from Petřín. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namEsti), take a stroll through Lesser Town, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Prague online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Salzburg.
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Mozartplatz, see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

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Traveling by flight from Berlin to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Salzburg sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read London trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salzburg in January, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, see the interesting displays at Torture Museum Oude Steen, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip site.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

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, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip tool.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rome.
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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 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in January, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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