27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
2
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
5
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
7
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
9
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
10
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
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 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Markt, appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bruges tour planner.

Medellin, Colombia to Bruges is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Medellin to Bruges. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Medellin in December, with highs in Bruges at 9°C and lows at 3°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): wander the streets of La Petite France. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Little Venice and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Bruges to Strasbourg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Strasbourg when traveling from Bruges in December, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colmar, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Markuskirche, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Lucerne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Lucerne sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zurich
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 28th (Mon), snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, then explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, then stroll around Tivoli Park, and finally make a trip to Prešeren Square.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lucerne to Ljubljana takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Postojna, Bled Castle
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Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Prešeren Square ©
Prešeren Square

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and finally make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hallstatt trip planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Hallstatt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then get your game on at Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip tool.

Getting from Hallstatt to Prague by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to East Side Gallery, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Berlin tour planning app.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Our Saviour's Church, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and then wander the streets of Stroeget.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tallinna Teletorn, stroll around Kadriorg Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and then examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

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You can fly from Copenhagen to Tallinn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Tallinn. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Copenhagen in January: high temperatures in Tallinn hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 9th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, then hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and finally examine the collection at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Theta Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, then make a splash at Iskanten, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bergen trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Bergen takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tallinn to Bergen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tallinn in January: high temperatures in Bergen hover around 4°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Iskanten
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Spas

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, don't miss a visit to Alexander and Bucephalus, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and finally stop by Castlehill Whisky. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Edinburgh takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Spire, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and then appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip planning app.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January in Dublin, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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