29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online trip itinerary planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Budapest is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in December: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites
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House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and find something for the whole family at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Prague trip builder .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of Amsterdam to go to The Hague and see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in December, with highs in Amsterdam at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally examine the collection at Atomium. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and then get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brussels tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, stroll around Hyde Park, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Tower Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in January, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 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 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: highs in Madrid hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the collection at Arquivo Historico da Cidade de Barcelona, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip tool .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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