13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Erbil, Iraq
Fly:  8​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Vicenza, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Erbil, Iraq

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary builder app .

Erbil, Iraq to Munich is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Erbil to Munich is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Erbil in December; daily highs in Munich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Munich in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Venice, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vicenza.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Vicenza, Italy

Vicenza ©
Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): browse for treasures at Antica Bottega del Rame dal Toso, steep yourself in history at Palazzo da Schio, Ca' d'Oro, appreciate the history behind Piazza dei Signori, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Pieriboni, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vicenza trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Venice to Vicenza by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vicenza: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo da Schio, Ca' d'Oro ©
Palazzo da Schio, Ca' d'Oro
Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico ©
Piazza dei Signori ©
Piazza dei Signori

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Vicenza to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, make a trip to St. Mary's Basilica, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Stare Miasto and then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Krakow visit planner.

Getting from Milan to Krakow by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Milan in December, things will get a bit cooler in Krakow: highs are around 5°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Muggelsee, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Strandbad Tegeler See, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and finally shop like a local with Klassenfeind Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad Muggelsee ©
Strandbad Muggelsee
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Langholmen, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and then examine the collection at Skansen. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, then see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, then admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Stockholm day trip planning app .

Getting from Berlin to Stockholm by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Stockholm are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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