23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
Attractions like The Paris Catacombs and Montparnasse Tower make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris holiday maker site.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Luxembourg Palace ©
Luxembourg Palace

2
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.
On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally stop by PGC Hajenius. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Berlin and Victory Column (Siegessaule). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Berlin road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Victory Column (Siegessaule) ©
Victory Column (Siegessaule)

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Friedhof Fluntern ©
Friedhof Fluntern
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and Ponte di Rialto will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani & Scrovegni Chapel). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in March; daily highs in Venice reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Halaszbastya and Hősök tere. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and meet the residents at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip site.

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in March, expect Budapest to be a bit cooler, temps between 14°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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