36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seoul, South Korea
Train + Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
13
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
14
Prague, Czech Republic
— 7 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Seoul, South Korea

2
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 24th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris holiday planner .

Seoul, South Korea to Paris is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seoul in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

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 26th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally walk around Vondelpark.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online day trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally don't miss a visit to Oude Griffie.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bruges vacation builder website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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.
On the 30th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Atomium, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, walk around Hyde Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London trip planner .

Getting from Brussels to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to London due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in December: highs in London hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh visit planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Edinburgh to Venice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation maker website .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then make a trip to Spanish Steps, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
On the 13th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally admire the striking features of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munich tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Rome to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in January; daily highs in Munich reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krakow vacation website .

Fly from Berlin to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Krakow are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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 18th (Sat): make a trip to Stephansplatz, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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

You can fly from Krakow to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

7
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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