26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  3​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 1 day
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
6
Oswiecim, Poland
— 2 nights
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
10
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
train:  7​h 30​min
11
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
train:  12​h
13
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris as well as Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. On the 30th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris travel route planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in January; daily highs in Paris reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 1st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and then contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in February, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cannabis College as well as Royal Palace Amsterdam. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to Cannabis College. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

Before you visit Amsterdam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
day
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, then wander the streets of Lesser Town, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Prague travel website .

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off toOswiecim.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Main Market Square as well as Jewish Museum and Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oswiecim day trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Oswiecim in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In February in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Vienna.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites Museums
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Karlskirche as well as Rathaus. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna travel route planner .

You can drive from Oswiecim to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In February in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

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

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Slovak National Theatre has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, and finally see a show at Slovak National Theatre.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Slovak National Theatre ©
Slovak National Theatre

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.
Shoes on the Danube has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, make a trip to Millenium Monument Budapest, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and finally make a trip to Shoes on the Danube. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Budapest, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

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

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Yugoslavia as well as National Museum Belgrade. On the 16th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from The Millenary Monument, then take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, and then wander the streets of Skadarlija. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), then examine the collection at National Museum Belgrade, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Yugoslavia.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Belgrade route builder website .

You can fly from Budapest to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. February in Belgrade sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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National Museum Belgrade ©
National Museum Belgrade
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save)
Knez Mihailova ©
Knez Mihailova

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 18th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Zrinjevac, make a trip to Tkalciceva, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb journey planner.

Traveling by car from Belgrade to Zagreb takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Zrinjevac ©
Zrinjevac
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Gallery (Narodna Galerija), Museum of Illusions, Ljubljana Old Town, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll around Tivoli Park, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery (Narodna Galerija).

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana vacation planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Tivoli Park ©
Tivoli Park
National Gallery (Narodna Galerija) ©

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome online road trip planner .

Getting from Ljubljana to Rome by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in February, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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