24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive
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Burgas, Bulgaria
— 1 day
Bus
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Varna, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Bus
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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 day
Train
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Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
Bus
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Bus
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night

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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Hagia Sophia Mosque and Basilica Cistern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and admire the striking features of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul vacation app.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major aiports are İstanbul Airport, İstanbul Atatürk Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. December in Istanbul sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Burgas.
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Burgas, Bulgaria — 1 day

Surrounded by lakes and the sea, Burgas represents a popular vacation spot because of its nature, mild climate, and proximity to several charming ancient towns.
On the 13th (Tue), walk around Sea Garden, make a trip to Sito Archeologico Deultum- Debelt, and then make a trip to Kilometre zero.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Burgas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Burgas takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Burgas, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Varna.
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Varna, Bulgaria — 2 nights

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aladzha Monastery, see the interesting displays at The Retro Museum In Varna, then delve into the distant past at Stone Forest, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Historical Park.

Make your Varna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Burgas to Varna by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Varna sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Bucharest.
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Bucharest, Romania — 1 day

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, then contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip maker app.

You can drive from Varna to Bucharest in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Varna in December: high temperatures in Bucharest hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brasov.
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Brasov, Romania — 1 night

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 17th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muntele Tampa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brasov itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Bucharest to Brasov in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.
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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 19th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and then contemplate the long history of Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Budapest takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasov to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 21st (Wed), appreciate the history behind Cumil, then explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, and then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava journey maker site.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 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.
To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and Asamkirche. Get some cultural insight at Munich Residenz and St. Peter's Church. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munich online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Munich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 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.
Visit Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Prague road trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Leipzig.
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Leipzig, Germany — 1 night

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
On the 29th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas Church.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Leipzig road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Leipzig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Leipzig sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Berlin online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Leipzig to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Leipzig.
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Leipzig, Germany — 1 night

Little Paris

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Traveling by car from Berlin to Leipzig takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 1 night

Athens of the Spree

On the 31st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

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Traveling by car from Leipzig to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus.
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