32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Berlin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Berlin is minus 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Athens of the North

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill, don't miss a visit to Scott Monument, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh route tool.

You can fly from Berlin to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Edinburgh. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary builder tool.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Brussels.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Brussels using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 27th (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Markt, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally see the interesting displays at Torture Museum Oude Steen.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Amsterdam holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). On the next day, take a stroll through Niederdorf, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at BMW Welt, then take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Munich sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 6th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planning app.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Hundertwasserhaus, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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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