12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Orlando, United States

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to Merrion Square, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip website .

Orlando, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Orlando to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 48°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

1
night
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 31st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti.

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Traveling by flight from Dublin to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Prague is 1 hour. In December, Prague is slightly colder than Dublin - with highs of 41°F and lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

1
night
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 1st (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary site .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 2nd (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 47°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning app .

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, Rome is a bit warmer than Venice - with highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
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 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Witching Hour Room Escape.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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