27 days in Europe Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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Stresa, Italy
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Zeebrugge, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany — 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle, then see the interesting displays at Museum Embankment, and then see the interesting displays at German Film Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), revel in the low prices at Wertheim Village, admire the masterpieces at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, then stroll the grounds of Hauptfriedhof, and finally make a trip to Roemerberg.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt online itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. In December in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Vaduz.
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vaduz trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Vaduz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll set off for Stresa on the 22nd (Thu).
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Stresa, Italy

Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Antica Cava di Ornavasso and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna della Guardia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stresa trip planner.

Getting from Vaduz to Stresa by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Stresa are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Milan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milan travel planner.

You can drive from Stresa to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Stresa in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 1°C in Milan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Le Marais, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

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Traveling by flight from Milan to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Zeebrugge.
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Zeebrugge, Belgium — 6 nights

Zeebrugge is a village on the coast of Belgium and a subdivision of Bruges, for which it is the modern port. Zeebrugge is known for sightseeing, shopping, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at PortB, go for a stroll along the water at Port of Zeebrugge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Donatian's Cathedral, and make a trip to Onze-lieve-vrouw-bezoekingkerk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zeebrugge itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Zeebrugge by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Ghent.
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Ghent, Belgium

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.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the striking features of Guildhall of the Free Boatmen.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ghent attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Zeebrugge to Ghent takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Antwerp travel planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Antwerp sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. You'll set off for Brussels on the 6th (Fri).
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

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 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, see the interesting displays at Atomium, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Brussels visit planning site.

You can drive from Antwerp to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Brussels, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Room Escape Games (in Delft). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, make a trip to Dam Square, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

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Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

Mainhattan

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum MMK fur Moderne Kunst, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then don't miss a visit to Main Tower, and finally make a trip to Romer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Goethe House, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train.
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