11 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Széchenyi Thermal Bath, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest online travel route planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Budapest is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in February, you will find days in Budapest are little chillier (7°C), and nights are cooler (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana.

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You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Bratislava are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can 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.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Hofburg, then examine the collection at Collection of Old Musical Instruments, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
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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 20th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then get great views at Petřín. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. February in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Prague to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in February, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip maker site.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Florence sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train 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.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then make a trip to Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Vatican Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome vacation planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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