18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Helsinki, Finland

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, examine the collection at Katyn Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Room Escape Warszawa, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Warsaw online trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Warsaw is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Warsaw is minus 1 hour. In December in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa

4
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December in Krakow, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

4
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and make a trip to Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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 Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Hofkirche). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Budapest to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Prague day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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