27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
4
Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
5
Dijon, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Attractions like Tivoli Gardens and Nyhavn make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and The David Collection. Step out of Copenhagen to go to Hillerod and see Frederiksborg Castle, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), hunt for treasures at Torvehallerne, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Have), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke).

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Copenhagen tour itinerary builder tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Copenhagen. In December, Copenhagen is colder than Brisbane - with highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frederiksborg Castle, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sankt Peter Ording Beach and Dialog Im Dunkeln. Kids will appreciate attractions like Miniatur Wunderland and Wildpark Lueneburger Heide. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Rathausmarkt, steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, and get to know the resident critters at Hamburg Zoo.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Hamburg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hamburg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sankt Peter Ording Beach, Wildpark Lueneburger Heide, Wildpark Schwarze Berge
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Sankt Peter Ording Beach ©
Sankt Peter Ording Beach
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

4
nights
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lichtentaler Allee and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stiftskirche Baden-Baden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal, and try your luck at Kurhaus Baden-Baden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden online route maker .

Fly from Hamburg to Baden-Baden in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Spas

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Le Vaisseau and Parc Animalier Friedel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centre-ville de Strasbourg and Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg, take a stroll through La Petite France, admire the landmark architecture of Place de la Republique, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip maker site .

Strasbourg is just a short distance from Baden-Baden. In December, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Dijon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Le Vaisseau ©
Le Vaisseau

4
nights
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Owl's Trail and Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de l'Arquebuse, and don't miss a visit to Rue Des Forges.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dijon holiday builder tool .

Take a train from Strasbourg to Dijon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Dijon can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne ©
Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon
Tour Philippe le Bon ©
Tour Philippe le Bon

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Niederdorf, then see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Limmat and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dijon to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Limmat ©
Limmat

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