52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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52 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h
4
Berlin, Germany
— 33 nights
Train:  5​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Bus:  4​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Cologne Cathedral and Eltz Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Konstantinbasilika and Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen. Step out of Cologne with an excursion to Mosel Valley in Bernkastel-Kues--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), and make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge.

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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cologne is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Cologne. In July, Cologne is little chillier than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Konstantinbasilika, Mosel Valley, Eltz Castle
Highlights from your plan
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Get in touch with nature at Sint-Annastrand and Minnewater Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan (in Bruges) and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve (in Ghent). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Cologne to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bruges, Sint-Annastrand, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Zandvoort aan Zee. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, make a trip to De Nieuwe Kerk, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

33
nights
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.
Visit Charlottenburg Palace and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie for their historical value. Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Radduscher Naturhafen (in Vetschau), Müritz Nationalpark (in Waren) and Dresden (Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, The Dresden Zwinger, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Berlin planning site .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dresden, Radduscher Naturhafen, Botzsee, Irrgarten Altjessnitz, Flaeming Skate
Highlights from your plan
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

2
nights
Munich, Germany

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Haidhausen, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then explore the activities along English Garden. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich sightseeing website .

Getting from Berlin to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen

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.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally kick back and relax at Bagni Alberoni.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Munich in August, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Stephansplatz, look for all kinds of wild species at Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, then wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Venice in August, expect Vienna to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Lesser Town and then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague road trip planning site .

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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