11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
5
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights

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 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Matthias Church and then make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), savor the flavors at Central Market Hall, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then take a stroll through Vaci Street, and finally do a tasting at Faust Wine Cellar.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to Budapest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Budapest when traveling from Brussels in December, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
St. Stephen's Cathedral and Karlskirche will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Graben and Kohlmarkt or Manner Shop. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, examine the collection at Leopold Museum, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Kaisergruft.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse

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 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then admire the masterpieces at Narodni Galerie Praha, and finally get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus of Prague.

To find out how to plan a trip to Prague, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. December in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral ©
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral

1
night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): wander the streets of Dusseldorf-Oberkassel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, look for gifts at Altstadt, admire the masterpieces at Museum Kunstpalast, then make a trip to Konigsallee, and finally explore the ancient world of ArcheoPoint.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Dusseldorf takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dusseldorf, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sankt Andreas Kirche, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kolumba, then examine the collection at Kathe Kollwitz Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilika St. Aposteln. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Melaten-Friedhof, witness a stunning natural landmark at Neptunbad, identify plant and animal life at Lindenthaler Tierpark, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maria im Kapitol, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Three Kings, and finally steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne holiday maker app.

Drive from Dusseldorf to Cologne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Melaten-Friedhof
Melaten-Friedhof

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