20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Rossio Square, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lisbon day trip app.

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Lisbon at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planning tool.

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. In November, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in November: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 50°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna travel tool.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, make a trip to Old Royal Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally stroll around Kampa Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Prague sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Topography of Terror, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and finally examine the collection at Atomium. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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