12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Nice, France
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
shuttle + bus:  4​h 30​min
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
train + bus:  5​h 45​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Berlin, Germany

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day
Rome, Italy

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 18th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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Nice, France to Rome is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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Basilica di San Pietro
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Colosseum
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain

2
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria and then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Venice.

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Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Uffizi Gallery
Galleria dell'Accademia

1
day
Venice, Italy

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.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace.

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Florence in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bled.

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Porta della Carta
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square

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Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
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You can drive from Venice to Bled in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in February, things will get slightly colder in Bled: highs are around 5°C and lows about -3°C. You'll set off for Salzburg on the 23rd (Fri).

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2
days
Salzburg, Austria

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart-Wohnhaus, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then don't miss a visit to Altstadt von Salzburg, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then admire the landmark architecture of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), and finally admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom).

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Drive from Bled to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)
Mirabell Palace

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hours
Munich, Germany

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.
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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Munich, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. You'll set off for Prague on the 25th (Sun).

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2
days
Prague, Czech Republic

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 25th (Sun): make a trip to Charles Bridge and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Old Town Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

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Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Prague Astronomical Clock

2
days
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum, admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, and then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then pause for some photo ops at Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Prague to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Berlin sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum