20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and examine the collection at The Hofburg.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vienna vacation builder website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Vienna is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Bordeaux, France

— 1 night

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Place Parlement, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, and finally don't miss a visit to Pont de Pierre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Vienna to Bordeaux in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in December; daily highs in Bordeaux reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to The Markt, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bruges sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, explore the world behind art at Letzebuerg City Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then steep yourself in history at Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Confiserie Sprungli, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get curious at Deutsches Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.