59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
Fly
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 day
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fraumünster Church, Grossmunster, Old Town, and other attractions you added. On the 15th (Tue), wander the streets of Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then get great views at Rhine Falls, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Sackelamtshusli.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Astrid-Kapelle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then admire the striking features of Markuskirche, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, admire the local landmark of Fontaine du Banneret, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rosengart Collection, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Luzern.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the world behind art at Museo San Fedele, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and finally engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Milan online journey builder.

Drive from Lucerne to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in November; daily highs in Milan reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Shepherds Lane Cemetery Beaconsfield (in Beaconsfield) and Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, get engrossed in the history at Apsley House, explore the wide array of goods at Harrods, and contemplate the waterfront views at Thames River.

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Traveling by flight from Milan to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milan to London. In November, daily temperatures in London can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, then enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and finally look for gifts at Castlehill Whisky.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online route builder.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Edinburgh at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

The Square Mile

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: The Cotswold Cheese Company (in Moreton-in-Marsh), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton). See some other sides of London: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, make a trip to Harrods, shop like a local with Covent Garden, and engage your brain at Science Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in London, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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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, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, visit Montmartre, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 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.
On the 6th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pairi Daiza, then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and then examine the collection at Atomium. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels itinerary site.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary site.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time 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.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Sea Life Scheveningen), museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen) and Markt (in Delft). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

Berlin, Germany — 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Leipzig (Market Square (Markt) & St. Thomas Church), Dresden (Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), The Dresden Zwinger, &more) and Potsdam (Hollandisches Viertel, URANIA-Planetarium, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berlin visit planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, see the interesting displays at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Warsaw takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Warsaw sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, stop by Hunny Palinka & Gift, then contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Széchenyi Thermal Bath, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Arche Scaligere, Torre dei Lamberti, &more) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and visit Dorsoduro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in December: highs in Venice hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 1 day

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi, then take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna route builder site.

Drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Bologna sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bologna to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bologna in January, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, admire the landmark architecture of CaixaForum Barcelona, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:

Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and look for gifts at Real Fabrica.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online journey maker.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

Your day by day itinerary now includes Grossmunster as well as Bahnhofstrasse. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Zurich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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