12 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Budapest Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Budapest Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain and then delve into the distant past at Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday maker site.

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in December, things will get little chillier in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
St. Peter's Basilica ©
Historic Site
St. Peter's Basilica
4.8
Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your trip
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
World heritage site
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
4.5
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

2
nights
Venice, Italy

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, Venice is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Basilica di San Marco
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4
Canal Grande ©
Water Body
Canal Grande
4.8
Doge's Palace ©
Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then stroll around Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll through Red Light District, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your trip
Van Gogh Museum ©
Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
Anne Frank House ©
Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
Rijksmuseum ©
Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in January; daily highs in Budapest reach 3°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Fisherman's Bastion ©
World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6
Matthias Church ©
World heritage site
Matthias Church
4.7

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