44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 17 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 17 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visit Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Hvalsneskirkja for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Perlan and Photography Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik, pause for some photo ops at Reykjavik Art Museum Asmundarsafn, visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Gardur, and take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

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Singapore, Singapore to Reykjavik is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to Reykjavik. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ghent.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

Ghent, Belgium — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Stoomcentrum Maldegem, steep yourself in history at Het Leen, then stroll the grounds of Campo Santo Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Pieters-abdij. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Our-Lady Ter Hooyen, then see the interesting displays at Industriemuseum, then examine the collection at MOU - Museum, and finally examine the collection at Must Textile Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ghent trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Ghent takes 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Ghent due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in December: high temperatures in Ghent hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Beeldverhaalroute / Parcours BD, contemplate the long history of Église Saint Nicolas, then wander the streets of Lower Town, then examine the collection at BELvue Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of House of European History. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Lier Historical Town, then get to know the fascinating history of Vlaeykensgang, then see the interesting displays at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ghent to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des Arts Forains and Musee Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hotel de Ville and Grande Galerie de l'Evolution. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Musee d'Archeologie Nationale (in Saint-Germain-en-Laye) and Le Petit Trianon (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardin des Plantes, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de Montmartre, and examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 6th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Mosesbrunnen, ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, then ponder the design of Simsonbrunnen, then see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum, and finally make a trip to Zahringerbrunnen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at French Church, see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva, then see the interesting displays at Swiss Alpine Museum, then see the interesting displays at Schweizerisches , and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus Bern.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Paris to Bern by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Bern hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Planetary Path (Planetenweg) and Legionaerspfad Vindonissa. Appreciate the collections at Zoological Museum and Oskar-Reinhart Foundation Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Stapferhaus Lenzburg (in Lenzburg), Naturmuseum Winterthur (in Winterthur) and Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen (in Stein am Rhein). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Zunfthaus zur Meisen, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche Enge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wasserkirche, and step into the grandiose world of Ruine Stein.

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Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Milan.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di San Babila and Vicolo Privato Lavandai. Get a sense of the local culture at Palazzo Morando and Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Museo Storico Alfa Romeo (in Arese) and Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria del Carmine, get engrossed in the history at Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Simpliciano.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Vienna.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bank Austria Kunstforum and Stift Heiligenkreuz. Popular historic sites such as St. Anna's Church and Chapel of St. Virgil are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Vienna side-trips: Burg Liechtenstein (in Maria Enzersdorf) and Stift Klosterneuburg (in Klosterneuburg). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minoritenkirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Griechenkirche zur heiligen Dreifaltigkeit, and steep yourself in history at Haydnhaus.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Vienna online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in January, things will get little chillier in Vienna: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Let the collections at Szabó Marzipan Museum and Koller Gallery capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Fiumei Road Cemetery and St Michael's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Szentendre (Kovacs Margit Muzeum & Hubay House - Christmas Exhibition and Salon). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar, sample the fine beverages at Zwack Heritage and Visitors' Centre, test the waters at Mandala Day Spa, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Liszt Academy.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Budapest are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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