22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Do your shopping at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Paris is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in January, you will find days in Paris are much colder (8°C), and nights are slightly colder (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, stop by The Jordaan, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Bloemenmarkt, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 11th (Tue), visit Bairro Alto, take a stroll through Alfama, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lisbon vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Pantheon and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take an in-depth tour of Ca' Rezzonico, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Venice reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, then take a stroll through Vaci Street, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, Budapest is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at The Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vienna route planning site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27: