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 Heroes' Square. Get some cultural insight at Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). The adventure continues: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, stop by Repertory, contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, 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 6.5-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 fly 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 Leidseplein. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of Red Light District, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and stop by The Jordaan.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in December; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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 Vatican Museums. Take a break from the city and head to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday maker site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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