35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 21 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

21
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.
Explore Budapest's surroundings by going to Eger (Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, Kovacs Nimrod Winery, & more) and Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) (in Veszprem). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Budapest online trip maker .

New Delhi, India to Budapest is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Budapest. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Budapest hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Eger, Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy)
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House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a stroll through Lesser Town, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and finally take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then walk around Minnewaterpark, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bruges road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Prague to Bruges in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in January: high temperatures in Bruges hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then wander the streets of Montmartre, and then wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to Ratto della Sabina, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip website .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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