22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di San Marco and Piazza San Marco. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel route builder website.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Palatine Hill for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in January: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 3°C and lows are around -4°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and steep yourself in history at Old Royal Palace.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Holy Blood and Church of Our Lady Bruges. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Bruges takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Bruges is somewhat warmer than Prague - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
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