27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
1
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
9
Rotterdam, Holland
— 1 day
train:  45​min
10
Antwerp, Belgium
— Few hours
train:  45​min
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
12
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
13
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cologne online itinerary planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cologne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cologne. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: high temperatures in Cologne hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. You'll set off for Munich on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Cologne to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Cologne in December, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -1°C. On the 17th (Mon), you're off toMunich.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums

2
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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cologne in December, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. You'll set off for Prague on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Munich

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Prague vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Munich to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. You'll set off for Berlin on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Prague

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites

1
night
Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
On the 21st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, and then get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim online tour planner .

You can drive from Prague to Oswiecim in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

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.
For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. You'll set off for Cologne on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Berlin

Nightlife Tours Museums

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne
To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne route website .

You can fly from Berlin to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam planner .

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
day
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rotterdam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 29th (Sat), you're off toAntwerp.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Outdoors Parks Museums

few
hours
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then examine the collection at Atomium, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Antwerp to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Palace of Versailles will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville, and see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and National Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of British Museum and take a stroll through Westminster.

Discover how to plan a London trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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