17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  15​h
1
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Bellagio, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tirano, Italy
— Few hours
train:  4​h
4
Chur, Switzerland
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  45​min
8
Colmar, France
— 1 night
train:  30​min
9
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Erfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand


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2
nights
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 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte, explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Babila, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Simpliciano. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, and then admire the natural beauty at Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan holiday maker site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Milan is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In December, Milan is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bellagio.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte
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2
nights
Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bellagio driving holiday planning app .

You can take a train from Milan to Bellagio in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Bellagio, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tirano.

Things to do in Bellagio

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

S. Giovanni Battista
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S. Giovanni Battista ©
S. Giovanni Battista
Enoteca Principessa ©
Enoteca Principessa

few
hours
Tirano, Italy

Tirano ©
Tirano is a town in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): do a tasting at Plozza Vini Tirano, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Santa Maria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Martino, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Etnografico Tiranese, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirano online travel planner .

Getting from Bellagio to Tirano by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. When traveling from Bellagio in December, plan for slightly colder days in Tirano, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Chur.

Things to do in Tirano

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Martino ©
Chiesa di San Martino
Plozza Vini Tirano ©
Plozza Vini Tirano

few
hours
Chur, Switzerland

Chur
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chur day trip app .

Traveling by car from Tirano to Chur takes 3 hours. You will leave for St. Gallen on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

1
night
St. Gallen, Switzerland

St. Gallen ©
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, try to win big at Swiss Casinos St. Gallen, look for gifts at TheBuyAndSellStore, get into the urban bustle at Pfalzkeller, then admire the local landmark of Broderbrunnen, and finally see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch.

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Traveling by car from Chur to St. Gallen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in St. Gallen, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Casinos Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Pfalzkeller ©
Pfalzkeller
Broderbrunnen ©
Broderbrunnen

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 20th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Zunfthaus zur Meisen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wasserkirche, then wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, and finally take a stroll through Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich travel route planner.

Traveling by car from St. Gallen to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wasserkirche ©
Wasserkirche
Zunfthaus zur Meisen ©
Zunfthaus zur Meisen
Schanzengraben Canal ©
Schanzengraben Canal

1
night
Basel, Switzerland

Basel
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Basel trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Basel are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll set off for Colmar on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Basel

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the local landmark of Fontaine du Petit Vigneron, admire the striking features of Salle du Corps de Garde, admire the landmark architecture of Maison Schongauer, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu, then examine the collection at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Gruss & Fils.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Colmar online journey planner .

You can drive from Basel to Colmar in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Colmar are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Domaine Gruss & Fils
Highlights from your plan
Salle du Corps de Garde ©
Salle du Corps de Garde
Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu ©
Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu
Maison Schongauer ©
Maison Schongauer

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Pixel Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Saint Peter's Church, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Les Cognees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise des Dominicains Strasbourg, put a fun spin on your tour with Insolit'Pro, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Dompeter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte-Marguerite, and finally steep yourself in history at Le Puits a Six Seaux.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg online sightseeing planner .

Strasbourg is just a short distance from Colmar. In December, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Erfurt.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster, Eglise Dompeter, Le Puits a Six Seaux, Chapelle Sainte-Marguerite
Highlights from your plan
Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune ©
Chapelle Sainte-Marguerite ©
Chapelle Sainte-Marguerite

4
nights
Erfurt, Germany

Erfurt ©
Its riverside location has put Erfurt at a major European trading crossroads for centuries.
Visit Schloss Wilhelmsthal and Hanstein Castle (Burgruine Hanstein) for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dornburger Schlosser and Agidienkirche. Change things up with these side-trips from Erfurt: Burg Falkenstein (in Falkenstein), Festung Rosenberg - Deutsches Festungsmuseum (in Kronach) and Schloss Rosenau (in Coburg). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Severi Kirche, admire the landmark architecture of Historische Altstadt, don't miss a visit to Reglerkirche, and see the interesting displays at Erinnerungsort Topf & Soehne.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Erfurt online itinerary planner .

Drive from Strasbourg to Erfurt in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. December in Erfurt sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Erfurt

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Burg Falkenstein, Burschenschaftsdenkmal, Festung Rosenberg - Deutsches Festungsmuseum, Schloss Rosenau, Schloss Wilhelmsthal
Highlights from your plan
Predigerkirche ©
Predigerkirche
Schloss Wilhelmsthal ©
Schloss Wilhelmsthal

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof, then explore the historical opulence of Holzhausenschlosschen, and finally steep yourself in history at Huhnermarkt.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt online day trip planner .

Getting from Erfurt to Frankfurt by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hauptfriedhof ©
Hauptfriedhof
Holzhausenschlosschen ©
Holzhausenschlosschen
Fountain of Justice ©
Fountain of Justice

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