10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 26th (Sun): take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest online sightseeing planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Budapest is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Budapest. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in January, with highs in Budapest at 3°C and lows at -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Stephansplatz, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Vienna tour itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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 30th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Prague road trip planning website .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munich sightseeing website .

Fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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