21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alexandria to Barcelona. Traveling from Alexandria in December, things will get slightly colder in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris itinerary planning app.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen), Old Church (in Delft) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, look for gifts at De Kaaskamer, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam attractions planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, then pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and finally take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip planning site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Prague to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing site.

You can fly from Prague to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in December, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, don't miss a visit to Haus der Musik Wien, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

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

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Vienna are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Budapest day trip planning app.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30: