26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Nice, France

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes), La Petite Cave de Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and La Croisette (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antibes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, La Petite Cave de Saint Paul, La Croisette
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

1
day
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 15th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Castello Sforzesco.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip builder website .

You can drive from Nice to Milan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, Milan is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 16th (Mon), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berlin tour itinerary maker website .

Fly from Milan to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dresden are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites
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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Procession of Princes ©
Procession of Princes
Oberlandesgericht Dresden ©
Oberlandesgericht Dresden

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip website .

Getting from Dresden to Prague by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planning website .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

5
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Haus der Musik Wien.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Vienna

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

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read London online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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