25 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

25 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Zell am See, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from London: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Birdland (in Bourton-on-the-Water). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dammam in August; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris visit planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Grindelwald.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 6 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn (in Murren), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen, and hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Grindelwald in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zell am See.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Zell am See, Austria — 2 nights

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
On the 19th (Fri), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, and finally fly down the slopes at Zell Am See. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Schmittenhohe and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zell am See vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zell am See in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Munich.
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then walk around English Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munich visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Riyadh.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — 4 nights

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, see the interesting displays at National Museum, browse the different shops at Kingdom Centre Tower, and get outside with Edge of The World.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Riyadh day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Riyadh takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Munich to Riyadh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Munich in August, expect Riyadh to be much hotter, temps between 49°C and 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trip

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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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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.
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