17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Train
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
On the 28th (Sat), soak in style at Les Bains d'AliA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and finally wander the streets of Quartier Montparnasse.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Boston in January, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 45°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 30th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then take a stroll through The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and finally examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
You've now added Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace and then get curious at Deutsches Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munich road trip website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Munich in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Munich when traveling from Amsterdam in February, with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Zoological Museum, wander the streets of Niederdorf, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter, then wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, and finally stop by Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Air Force Center, admire the masterpieces at Oskar-Reinhart Foundation Museum, then examine the collection at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart, then examine the collection at Fotomuseum, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in February, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, make a trip to National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus of Prague, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, then find something for the whole family at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, contemplate the long history of Powder Tower, examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip maker website.

You can fly from Zurich to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Prague are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Budapest Pinball Museum and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue for their historical value. The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar, examine the collection at Holocaust Memorial Center, and look for gifts at Book Cafe - Lotz Terem.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Budapest online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Budapest are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

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 10th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then make a trip to Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Cafe Gloriette, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in February, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours