29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
6
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— Few hours
Bus:  15 min
8
Murren, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Bregenz, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
12
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
13
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
14
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
15
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
16
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
17
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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.
On the 14th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis and then don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), then explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Alt St. Alban.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cologne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

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.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, then stop by La Petite France, and finally don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban. On your second day here, walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, don't miss a visit to Old Town, and then don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg online attractions planner.

Drive from Cologne to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Old Town, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan

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.
On the 20th (Sun), meet the residents at Zoo Basel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basel Minster, then take a stroll through Basel's Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Rathaus.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Basel trip builder site.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the local landmark of Anna-Seiler-Brunnen, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, contemplate the long history of Mosesbrunnen, then admire the local landmark of Simsonbrunnen, then take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), examine the collection at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Bern, and finally admire the local landmark of Vennerbrunnen.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bern online journey maker.

Getting from Basel to Bern by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Basel in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bern, with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Gurten ©
Gurten
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

few
hours
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Lauterbrunnen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Murren.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Church ©
Lauterbrunnen Church

4
nights
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Get out of town with these interesting Murren side-trips: Raron (Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael & Burgkirche Raron) and Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, hike along Blumental Panorama Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To plan Murren vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Murren is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Murren

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Raron, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
Highlights from your plan
Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
North face Trail ©
North face Trail

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Murren to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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nights
St. Gallen, Switzerland

St. Gallen ©
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): meet the residents at Wildpark Peter & Paul, head outdoors with Drei Weieren, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, examine the collection at Textile Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Laurenzen, and finally don't miss a visit to Roter Platz.

Find out how to plan St. Gallen trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Lucerne to St. Gallen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bregenz.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Santis der Berg, St Mauritius Church
Highlights from your plan
Wildpark Peter & Paul ©
Wildpark Peter & Paul
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
St Mauritius Church ©
St Mauritius Church

few
hours
Bregenz, Austria

Bregenz ©
Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Kunsthaus Bregenz and then get great views at Pfander.

Planning Bregenz trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from St. Gallen to Bregenz in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Bregenz

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthaus Bregenz ©
Kunsthaus Bregenz
Pfander ©
Pfander

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, and finally fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck tour planner.

You can drive from Bregenz to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Bregenz in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -3°C in Innsbruck. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
Highlights from your plan
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Innsbruck to Munich by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

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nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the local landmark of Vierroehrenbrunnen, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, and finally get engrossed in the history at Siebold-Museum. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), wander the streets of Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Prague online travel route planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Prague are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, then take in panoramic vistas at Hausmannsturm, and finally make a trip to Procession of Princes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Dresden trip builder app.

You can drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Procession of Princes ©
Procession of Princes

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin visit planner.

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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