21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly

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1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 31st (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and then get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally look for gifts at Mısır Çarşısı.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul attractions planner.

Erbil, Iraq to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. While traveling from Erbil, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your trip
Hagia Sophia ©
Architectural Building
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Kapali Carsi ©
Flea Market
Kapali Carsi
3.8
Mısır Çarşısı ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Mısır Çarşısı
4.2

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), pick up some local products at La Boqueria, make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Barcelona by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip
La Boqueria ©
Farmers Market
La Boqueria
4.4
Casa Batllo ©
World heritage site
Casa Batllo
4.6

3
nights
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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Louvre Museum ©
Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
Champs-Elysees ©
Shopping
Champs-Elysees
3.6
Le Marais ©
Neighborhood
Le Marais
4.7

3
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and The Old Chocolate House. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Groeningemuseum & The Markt). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Atomium ©
Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8
The Old Chocolate House ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Old Chocolate House
4.4

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Big Ben, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Harrods. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, shop like a local with Covent Garden, and then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; 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. While traveling from Brussels, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in London

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
Highlights from your trip
Harrods ©
Department Store
Harrods
3.8
Covent Garden ©
Shopping
Covent Garden
4.4
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Observation Deck
Coca-Cola London Eye
3.9

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, then take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then make a trip to Reichstag Building, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin online trip maker.

Fly from London to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Berlin is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
Pergamonmuseum ©
Art Museum
Pergamonmuseum
4.4
Brandenburg Gate ©
Monument
Brandenburg Gate
4.6
Reichstag Building ©
Government Building
Reichstag Building
4.6

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get great views at Petřín, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, visit Lesser Town, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally look for gifts at Moser Sales Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Prague sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Moser Sales Gallery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Moser Sales Gallery
4.0
Charles Bridge
Must see
Charles Bridge
4.6

2
nights
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 15th (Fri), wander the streets of Vaci Street, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest route planning site.

You can drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your trip
Fisherman's Bastion ©
World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6
Central Market Hall ©
Farmers Market
Central Market Hall
3.7
Vaci Street ©
Neighborhood
Vaci Street
2.9

4
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarkt. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Haus der Musik Wien, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Belvedere Palace ©
Art Museum
Belvedere Palace
4.6
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Flea Market
Vienna Naschmarkt
3.6
Xocolat ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Xocolat
4.6

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