12 days in Budapest, Amsterdam & Rome Itinerary

12 days in Budapest, Amsterdam & Rome Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Get some cultural insight at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Heroes' Square. The adventure continues: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, identify plant and animal life at Sas Hill Nature Reserve, stop by Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest sightseeing planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Budapest is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cairo in December: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Budapest

Spas · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of Red Light District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and shop like a local with Leidseplein.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour site.

Fly from Budapest to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in December, expect Amsterdam to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Pantheon. Take a break from the city and head to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: highs in Rome hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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