17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Szentendre, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Veszprem, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Heviz, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India


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3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budapest day trip planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Budapest is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Budapest is minus 4 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Szentendre.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Szentendre, Hungary

Szentendre ©
The riverside town of Szentendre is an artsy enclave not far from Budapest.
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Hungarian Open Air Museum (Szabadteri Neprajzi Muzeum), explore the world behind art at Kovacs Margit Muzeum, make a trip to Main Square (Fo ter), then examine the collection at Szabó Marzipan Museum, and finally examine the collection at Retro Design Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Szentendre tour itinerary planner .

Szentendre is just a stone's throw from Budapest. In December, daily temperatures in Szentendre can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Veszprem.

Things to do in Szentendre

Museums
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Szabó Marzipan Museum ©
Szabó Marzipan Museum
Retro Design Center ©
Retro Design Center
Kovacs Margit Muzeum ©
Kovacs Margit Muzeum

1
night
Veszprem, Hungary

Veszprem ©
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. On the 9th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Veszprem Zoo. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Kinizsi Castle and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Veszprem online trip maker .

Getting from Szentendre to Veszprem by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Veszprem can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Heviz.

Things to do in Veszprem

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kinizsi Castle
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St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral
Kinizsi Castle ©
Kinizsi Castle

1
night
Heviz, Hungary

Heviz ©
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Heviz trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Veszprem to Heviz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Heviz are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Heviz

Nature Parks Spas
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Thermal Lake of Heviz ©
Thermal Lake of Heviz
Holy Spirit Catholic Church ©
Holy Spirit Catholic Church

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.
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Traveling by car from Heviz to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

2
nights
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

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Drive from Salzburg to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Salzburg in December, you will find days in Venice are a bit warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

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

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Milan to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Milan in December, plan for slightly colder days in Zurich, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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