16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly + Train:  14 h 45 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 19th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the London attractions website.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to London is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Juan to London due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Juan in January; daily highs in London reach 46°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris trip app.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. January in Paris sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Prague visit planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In January, Prague is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 36°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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NaFilM: National film museum ©
NaFilM: National film museum
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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.
On the 29th (Wed), make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in January, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 55°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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