22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly

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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels holiday maker.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Markt, look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bruges holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

3
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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bruges to Berlin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

3
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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munich online travel planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

2
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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally don't miss a visit to Mozartplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, steep yourself in history at Franziskanerkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then look for gifts at Staindl's Handgemachte Delikatessen, and finally steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg route maker app.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

3
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Take a break from Ljubljana with a short trip to Triglav National Park in Bled, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, stop by Metelkova, and make a trip to Ljubljana Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Ljubljana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip planning site.

Drive from Ljubljana to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Kotor, Montenegro

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stop by Efesya Souvenir, then get to know the fascinating history of Kotor Old Town City Walls & Fortress, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally soothe aching muscles at Senso di Cattaro Wellness Retreat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, step off the mainland to explore Island of Saint George, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kotor travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Kotor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Vienna, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kotor, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Slovenia travel guide

4.3
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.