36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Menton, France
— 2 nights
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Grenoble, France
— 3 nights
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Val Thorens, France
— 2 nights
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Annecy, France
— 3 nights
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Riquewihr, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Restituta, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, and finally explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Naples International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Naples are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Specialty Museum
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
4.3

3
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

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Must see
Colosseum
4.7
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Trevi Fountain
4.4
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World heritage site
Pantheon
4.8

3
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Nice, France

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Le Nomade (in Antibes) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and look for gifts at Le Clos de Laure.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in December, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Menton.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
4.7

2
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Menton, France

Menton ©

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Visite Confiturerie Herbin, look for gifts at Prestige de Menton - Eau de Menton, then contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh-Menton, and finally try to win big at Casino Barriere de Menton. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Buste Louis Lorenti, kick back and relax at Promenade du Soleil, then explore the world behind art at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, then get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Menton online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Menton in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Menton are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grenoble.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games

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Grenoble, France

Grenoble ©

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Get out of town with these interesting Grenoble side-trips: Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors (in Lans-en-Vercors) and Les 2 Alpes (in Les Deux-Alpes). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de Grenoble, see the interesting displays at Musee des Troupes de Montagne, look for gifts at Botanicus, and get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grenoble online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Menton to Grenoble takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Menton in December, things will get slightly colder in Grenoble: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Val Thorens.

Things to do in Grenoble

Museums · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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Art Museum
Musee de Grenoble
4.5
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History Museum
Musee Dauphinois
4.6

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Val Thorens, France

Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Cool, fly down the slopes at Evolution 2 Val Thorens, then get outside with 6km Toboggan Run Val Thorens, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Domaine Skiable de Val Thorens.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Val Thorens attractions planner.

You can drive from Grenoble to Val Thorens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. December in Val Thorens sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Val Thorens

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Spas

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Spa
Spas
2.4

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Annecy, France

Annecy ©

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Annecy: Macot-la-Plagne (Chiens de traineau & Oxygene Ski School La Plagne) and Evian-les-Bains (Lac Leman, Le Fabuleux Village des Flottins, &more). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at L'Atelier des Enigmes - Escape Game Annecy, explore the activities along Lake Annecy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Annecy tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Val Thorens to Annecy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Riquewihr.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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Water Body
Lake Annecy
4.8
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Landmark
La Vieille Ville
4.8

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Riquewihr, France

Riquewihr ©
Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. On the 19th (Sun), take a stroll through Little Venice, make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, ponder the design of Saint-Leon Fountain, then ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, and finally make a trip to Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Dolder Tower, stop by Feerie de Noel, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tour des Voleurs, then go for a walk through Sentier Viticole des Grands Crus, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Riquewihr trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Annecy to Riquewihr in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Annecy in December, expect nights in Riquewihr to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Riquewihr

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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Neighborhood
Little Venice
4.5
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Landmark
Old Town
4.8
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Landmark
Vieille Ville
4.6

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©

Crossroads of Europe

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.
Step out of Strasbourg with an excursion to Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile in Ottrott--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at VinoRoute - Oenotourisme en Alsace, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and appreciate the history behind Place Kleber.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Riquewihr to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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World heritage site
La Petite France
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Palais de Rohan
4.2

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday site.

Getting from Strasbourg to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Art Museum
Musee d'Orsay
4.7
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Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

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 26th (Sun), examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walplein, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bruges online travel planner.

Getting from Paris to Bruges by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8
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Landmark
The Markt
4.4

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Vondelpark, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online route planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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History Museum
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

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Berlin, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, then stop by Potsdamer Platz, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Berlin travel planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Berlin

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Must see
Walking tours
4.8
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Government Building
Reichstag Building
4.6
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Monument
Brandenburg Gate
4.6

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): go for a walk through Old Town, then take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and then don't miss a visit to 5 Fingers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, explore the activities along Hallstatter See, then make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

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

You can fly from Berlin to Hallstatt in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Scenic Walking Area
Old Town
4.4
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Water Body
Hallstatter See
4.6

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy, examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Krakow vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Krakow in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Spas

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Religious Site
Wawel Cathedral
4.6
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World heritage site
Wieliczka Salt Mine
4.3

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