35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Strasbourg, France
— 7 nights
Train to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof, Fly to Berlin
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France — 2 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.
On the 20th (Tue), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Christchurch in December: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 7 nights

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), Nancy (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy & Place Stanislas) and Colmar (Old Town & Little Venice). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, and learn about winemaking at Caves Jacques Baumann.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg tour planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 6 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Dresden (Procession of Princes & The Dresden Zwinger). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin online tour planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Strasbourg to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to Merrion Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dublin trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Dublin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Dublin are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 5 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get great views at Calton Hill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.
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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.
When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, approximately Haarlem away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, stroll around Vondelpark, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 1 night

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to The Markt, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January in Bruges, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, stroll around Hyde Park, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip app.

You can do a combination of car and train from Bruges to London in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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