35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Rothenburg, Germany
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Brno, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
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Leipzig, Germany
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Hannover, Germany
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

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 9th (Fri): examine the collection at BMW Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary maker site.

Brisbane, Australia to Munich is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Munich due to the time zone difference. In December, Munich is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, make a trip to Altstadt, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg, Germany — 1 night

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg online holiday planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll set off for Innsbruck on the 11th (Sun).
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Innsbruck, Austria — 1 night

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to Innbrucke, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Innsbruck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rothenburg in December since evenings lows in Innsbruck dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then stroll through Mirabell Palace, then browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip builder.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 2 nights

Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Step out of Cesky Krumlov with an excursion to Treetop Walkway in Lipno nad Vltavou--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: go all around town with Wiseman Free Tour, step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov day trip website.

Getting from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip app.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 1 night

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bratislava trip builder site.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll set off for Brno on the 18th (Sun).
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Brno, Czech Republic — 2 nights

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Venture out of the city with trips to Olomouc (Holy Trinity Column, Astronomical Clock, &more). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre, admire the striking features of Alfa pasaz, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and step into the grandiose world of Spilberk Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brno online trip planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Brno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brno are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 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: don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, take a stroll through Lesser Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Getting from Brno to Prague by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Karlovy Vary.
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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic — 2 nights

Bohemia's historical spa town, Karlovy Vary serves as one of Europe's most glamorous vacation resorts.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vridelni kolonada, don't miss a visit to Stara Louka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Park Colonnade. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Diana Lookout Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly House Karlovy Vary, and then explore the historical opulence of Loket Castle.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Karlovy Vary travel planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Karlovy Vary takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Leipzig.
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Leipzig, Germany — 2 nights

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Market Square (Markt), buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Leipzig, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Schillerhaus, get engrossed in the history at Bach Museum, pause for some photo ops at Volkerschlachtdenkmal, then explore the world behind art at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Leipzig driving holiday app.

Drive from Karlovy Vary to Leipzig in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Karlovy Vary in December, with highs in Leipzig at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hannover.
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Hannover, Germany — 2 nights

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
On the 28th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Erlebnis Zoo Hannover, then get a sense of history and politics at The New Town Hall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hannover Hauptbahnhof.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hannover day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Leipzig to Hannover takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Hannover, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium — 1 night

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 29th (Thu), look for gifts at The Chocolate Line - Dominique Persoone, see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Antwerp attractions site.

You can fly from Hannover to Antwerp in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Go for a jaunt from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) to see Menin Gate Memorial about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

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You can drive from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Ghent.
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Ghent, Belgium — 1 night

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Jacobskerk, get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St Michael's Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip builder website.

You can drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally explore the galleries of Atomium.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planning website.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 1 night

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City travel site.

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg, Germany — 2 nights

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town). On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Philosopher’s Walk, indulge in some personalized pampering at Thermen & Badewelt Sinsheim, and then examine the collection at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum).

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Heidelberg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Heidelberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Step out of Munich with an excursion to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau--about 32 minutes away. See even more of Munich: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Museum Brandhorst, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planning website.

Getting from Heidelberg to Munich by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Heidelberg in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -3°C in Munich. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Luxembourg travel guide

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Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.
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