25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
9
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 14th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally browse for treasures at Madame Blue Delftware & Dutch Jewelry. On the next day, explore the world behind art at De Nieuwe Kerk, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally walk around Vondelpark.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Historium Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bruges holiday planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Bruges sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and finally explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Barrio Grund and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vianden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Bruges in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Luxembourg City: temperatures range from 6°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chateau de Vianden
Highlights from your plan
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Barrage Vauban, stop by La Petite France, snap pictures at Pont Couverts, then stop by Mon Oncle Malker de Munster, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

Plan my trip to Strasbourg with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Luxembourg City to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eguisheim, Old Town, Domaine Wunsch & Mann
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Kriens (St Gallus Catholic Church & Schachmuseum) and Mt Pilatus (in Lucerne). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Klingendes Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Ghost, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and ponder the design of Zahringerbrunnen.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Bern takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Strasbourg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bern, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Schachmuseum ©
Schachmuseum

3
nights
St. Gallen, Switzerland

St. Gallen ©
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Change things up with these side-trips from St. Gallen: Henry Dunant Museum (in Heiden) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildpark Peter & Paul, admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kathedrale St.Gallen.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Gallen trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to St. Gallen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in St. Gallen, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Innsbruck.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Appenzell, Henry Dunant Museum, Santis der Berg, Kirche St. Karl Borromaus
Highlights from your plan
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 28th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck journey planning site .

Traveling by car from St. Gallen to Innsbruck takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alpenzoo ©
Alpenzoo
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

3
nights
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munich journey planning tool .

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
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 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Liebfrauen - Ort der Stille, admire the landmark architecture of Main Tower, then don't miss a visit to Romer, then admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, and finally explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, steep yourself in history at Goethe House, then snap pictures at Iron Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Munich to Frankfurt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Munich in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Frankfurt, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

Similar Plans

26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in France & Eastern Germany BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 51 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Eastern Germany BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Eastern Germany SEE PLAN April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Eastern Germany & Nuremberg BY A USER FROM DENMARK June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Eastern Germany BY A USER FROM BULGARIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Germany, Krakow & Warsaw BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Eastern Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Eastern Germany BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Eastern Germany SEE PLAN April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Eastern Germany BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans