29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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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

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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): examine the collection at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): 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 see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the striking features of Stadhuis and then make a trip to The Markt.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Bruges

Breweries & Distilleries Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 16th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), then admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alt St. Alban.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cologne itinerary 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. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, then examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, then stop by La Petite France, and finally make a trip to Barrage Vauban. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, then make a trip to Old Town, and then make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Strasbourg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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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), get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel, contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, then wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Rathaus.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel sightseeing planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Basel by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel
Rathaus ©
Rathaus
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the local landmark of Anna-Seiler-Brunnen, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, then ponder the design of Simsonbrunnen, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Bern, and finally ponder the design of Vennerbrunnen.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bern road trip site.

Getting from Basel to Bern by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bern when traveling from Basel in December, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen travel route planning app.

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

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

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

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nights
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Murren: Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen) and Raron (Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael & Burgkirche Raron). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, trek along Via Ferrata, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get outside with Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Murren road trip site.

Murren is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Murren

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Murren to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Lucerne are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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St. Gallen, Switzerland

St. Gallen ©
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Wildpark Peter & Paul, then head outdoors with Drei Weieren, then admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, and finally get your bearings at Stiftsbibliothek. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, then examine the collection at Textile Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Laurenzen, and finally don't miss a visit to Roter Platz.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read St. Gallen online trip maker.

You can drive from Lucerne to St. Gallen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in St. Gallen are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bregenz.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

St Mauritius Church, Santis der Berg
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Kunsthaus Bregenz and then get great views at Pfander.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bregenz online itinerary maker.

Getting from St. Gallen to Bregenz by car takes about an hour. In December, daytime highs in Bregenz are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Bregenz

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

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, then get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, and finally fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bregenz to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Bregenz in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Innsbruck, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can 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)
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob
Town Tower (Stadtturm) ©
Town Tower (Stadtturm)

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Munich tour itinerary planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

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

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
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: stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then contemplate the long history of Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

Before you visit Rothenburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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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): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then make a trip to Staromestske namesti. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Prague route maker site.

Drive from Rothenburg to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -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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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, explore the historical opulence 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.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dresden tour builder tool.

Drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Dresden are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then 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.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip builder app.

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough 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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