34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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Dover, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais
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Calais, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Graz, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): walk around Hyde Park, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London online sightseeing planner.

Washington, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to London is 5 hours. Traveling from Washington in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in London, with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Dover.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Dover, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Dover Museum, examine the collection at The Micro Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at White Cliffs Cross Fit.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dover trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from London to Dover by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Calais.

Things to do in Dover

Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Calais, France

— 1 night

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, stop by Calais Wine Superstore, and then don't miss a visit to Espace Tourville.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Calais online holiday builder.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Dover to Calais takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dover to Calais due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Calais

Shopping

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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Traveling by car from Calais to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Paris sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 19th (Sun), stop by Laderach, then get great views at Gornergrat, and then learn and have fun at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then take in the views from Hangebrucke.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Zermatt in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Zermatt

Classes · Tours · Winter Sports · Outdoors

City of San Marino, San Marino

— 1 night
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stop by Fantini Pelletteria, step into the grandiose world of Guaita, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico, don't miss a visit to Cava dei Balestrieri, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, and finally contemplate the long history of Montale Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our City of San Marino road trip site.

Getting from Zermatt to City of San Marino by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In December, daily temperatures in City of San Marino can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping · Parks

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence driving holiday planner.

Getting from City of San Marino to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from City of San Marino in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 27th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, things will get a bit cooler in Venice: highs are around 49°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Graz, Austria

— 1 night
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 29th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Wahlfahrtskirche Maria Straßengel, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, and then admire the landmark architecture of Landhaushof.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Graz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Graz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, things will get little chillier in Graz: highs are around 41°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Graz

Historic Sites

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

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.
Attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planning tool.

Getting from Graz to Vienna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Graz in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vienna, with lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally get your game on at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Petřín, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then wander the streets of Lesser Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Bring the kids along to Tivoli Gardens and Nyhavn. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, examine the collection at Post & Tele Museum, and browse the exhibits of National Museum of Denmark.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Hamburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt. On your second day here, admire the striking features of St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Hamburg sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 9th (Sun), engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and finally walk around Vondelpark. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip builder.

Fly from Hamburg to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

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.
Attractions like The Markt and Mini-Europe make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, Belfry of Bruges, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels holiday planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Brussels are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Swiss Alps travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.

San Marino travel guide

3.3
Historic Sites · Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.