38 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

38 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  16​h
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h
2
Dusseldorf, Germany
— Few hours
train:  45​min
3
Solingen, Germany
— 7 nights
train:  30​min
4
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
6
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
train:  30​min
7
Solingen, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
8
Dusseldorf, Germany
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  5​h
11
Lyon, France
— 1 night
train:  4​h
12
Reims, France
— 1 day
train:  9​h
13
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 15​min
14
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
15
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h
16
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
17
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
train:  30​min
18
Solingen, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
19
Dusseldorf, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  24​h
End: Adelaide, Australia


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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dubai sightseeing planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Dubai is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in December, Dubai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. On the 19th (Sat), you're off toDusseldorf.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 19th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St Cacilia Benrath, enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, then stop by Altstadt, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf vacation planning tool .

You can fly from Dubai to Dusseldorf in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Dusseldorf, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Dusseldorf at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Solingen.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Rheinturm ©
Rheinturm
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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Solingen, Germany

Solingen ©
Solingen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Solingen: Atta-Hohle (in Attendorn), Dortmund (Room Escape Games, Glowing Rooms 3D Schwarzlicht Minigolf, & more) and Bochum (Ruhr Park & Zeiss Planetarium). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of SinnesWald, snap pictures at Mungstener Bridge, examine the collection at Deutsches Klingenmuseum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sengbachtalsperre.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Solingen road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Dusseldorf to Solingen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Solingen are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Solingen

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dortmund, Wuppertal, Bochum, Neanderthal Museum, SinnesWald
Highlights from your plan
Westfalenpark ©
Westfalenpark
Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal ©
Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
Room Escape Games

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cologne trip planner .

Cologne is just a short distance from Solingen. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing app .

Take a train from Cologne to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Paris

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

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne
For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Cologne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. On the 29th (Tue), you're off toSolingen.

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

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Solingen, Germany

Solingen ©
Get out of town with these interesting Solingen side-trips: Maximilianpark (in Hamm), Brewery Museum (in Dortmund) and Moehnesee (in Arnsberg). Explore Solingen further: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Altstadt Hattingen, admire the engineering at Mohnesee Staumauer, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten (Ruhr Universitat Bochum).

Make your Solingen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Solingen is just a stone's throw from Cologne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Solingen

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Wuppertal, Hattingen, Botanischer Garten (Ruhr Universitat Bochum), Maximilianpark, Mohnesee Staumauer
Highlights from your plan
Maximilianpark ©
Maximilianpark
Room Escape Games
Altstadt Hattingen ©
Altstadt Hattingen

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Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf
To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Solingen to Dusseldorf in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toAmsterdam.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online day trip planner .

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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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, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

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

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 11th (Mon), explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or, then stop by La boutique de Mathilde, and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lyon itinerary planner.

Getting from London to Lyon by combination of flight and tram takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and tram. Traveling from London to Lyon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Lyon

Trails Golf Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

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Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery, don't miss a visit to Palais du Tau, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Reims trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Lyon to Reims in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, flight, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau
Champagnes Pommery ©
Champagnes Pommery

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 13th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Reims to Zermatt takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and finally take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

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

Traveling by train from Zermatt to St. Moritz takes 8.5 hours. January in St. Moritz sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Morteratsch Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 17th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from St. Moritz to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in January, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, appreciate the history behind Place Kleber, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally make a trip to Barrage Vauban. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, wander the streets of La Petite France, and then examine the collection at Palais de Rohan.

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

Traveling by car from Zurich to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne
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Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Cologne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Solingen.

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

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Solingen, Germany

Solingen ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten Rombergpark, then see the interesting displays at LWL-Freilichtmuseum, then don't miss a visit to Altenberger Dom, and finally take in the views from Muengstener Bruecke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Reinoldikirche, see the interesting displays at DASA, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark und Fossilium Bochum, and finally examine the collection at Laurel & Hardy Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Solingen trip planner.

Solingen is very close to Cologne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Solingen

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dortmund, Muengstener Bruecke, Tierpark und Fossilium Bochum, LWL-Freilichtmuseum, Altenberger Dom
Highlights from your plan
Botanischer Garten Rombergpark ©
Botanischer Garten Rombergpark
Altenberger Dom ©
Altenberger Dom
Laurel & Hardy Museum ©
Laurel & Hardy Museum

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Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
On the 23rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Burgplatz.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf trip site .

Take a bus from Solingen to Dusseldorf in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.
Highlights from your plan
Burgplatz ©
Burgplatz

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