16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  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
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and then explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning app .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Juan to London due to the time zone difference. In January, London is much colder than San Juan - with highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the 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
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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 explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in January, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

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Getting from Paris to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Prague to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°F and 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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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence 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 Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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 Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
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), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation 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, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rome trip maker website .

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 55°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
On the 31st (Fri), wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Barcelona are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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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