15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) and then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest tour itinerary maker.

Manama, Bahrain to Budapest is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manama to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manama in December, things will get cooler in Budapest: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vienna.
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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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna travel itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Mirabell Palace, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg tour builder site.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Prague.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Prague trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and finally don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brussels visit planner.

Getting from Berlin to Brussels by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Fri), take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

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

You can fly from Brussels to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in December: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

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 31st (Sat): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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