24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Como, Italy — 2 nights

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 11th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Cavour. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Centro Storico and then explore the activities along Lago di Como.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Como itinerary planner.

Florence to Como is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Como reach 8°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), walk around Lindenhofplatz, and don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Como to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Munich.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Munich, Germany — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, make a trip to Historic Center of Vienna, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vienna holiday builder website.

You can fly from Munich to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Prague.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take a stroll through Lesser Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Prague travel route app.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to London.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 26th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then examine the collection at The British Museum, and finally make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find out how to plan a trip to London, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Prague to London in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to London. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Manchester.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Manchester, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens (in Altrincham) and Liverpool (Royal Albert Dock Liverpool & Liverpool Cathedral). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Manchester Gin Distillery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the galleries of Manchester Art Gallery, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manchester day trip site.

Fly from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Manchester are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas
Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then walk around Vondelpark. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Manchester to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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