32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  28​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h
2
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo. On the next day, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stroll through Park Guell, then make a trip to Placa Espanya, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona driving holiday planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Barcelona. Traveling from Auckland Central in December, expect nights in Barcelona to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Food Tours
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then take in the waterfront at Port de Fontvieille, then make a trip to Casino Square, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino, admire all the interesting features of Monaco Grand Prix, then take in nature's colorful creations at Saint-Martin Gardens, and finally make a trip to Chapelle Sainte Devote.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Monte-Carlo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Port de Fontvieille
Highlights from your plan
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Casino Square ©
Casino Square
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then steep yourself in history at Certosa di Pavia, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Coperto. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in December, expect Milan to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ponte Coperto, Certosa di Pavia
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then get great views at The Nine Towers. On your second day here, wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindenhofplatz, and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Milan to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in December: highs in Zurich hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online attractions planner .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and Zaanse Schans. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour builder website .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

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 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Neues Museum, gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then take an in-depth tour of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and finally ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Berlin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
On the 17th (Tue), take a stroll through Mala strana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, and then wander the streets of Old Town Square. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 19th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then make a trip to Main Market Square.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, and finally admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) ©
Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, then take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), and finally see the interesting displays at Hospital in the Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannaregio and Prato della Valle. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning website .

Getting from Budapest to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in December, you will find days in Venice are somewhat warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Prato della Valle
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Prato della Valle ©
Prato della Valle

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the striking features of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, then make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Rome are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi ©
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

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