41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 day
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 9 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 day

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauen, Frankfurt, and then admire the masterpieces at Frankfurter Kunstverein.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Frankfurt is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Frankfurt. In November, Frankfurt is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Black Watch Castle & Museum and Scotland Street School Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Dunblane Cathedral. Take a break from Glasgow with a short trip to Lochleven Castle in Kinross, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Tall Ship Glenlee, see the interesting displays at Glasgow Police Museum, admire the striking features of House for an Art Lover, and wander the streets of Glasgow West End.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Frankfurt to Glasgow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Glasgow due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom — 1 day

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Plan a Cheltenham trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Cheltenham takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Glasgow in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Cheltenham. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Wimborne Minster.
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection and Mottisfont Abbey will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Walford Mill Crafts and Star Child Glastonbury. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wimborne Minster: Stonehenge Public Access Footpath (in Amesbury), Glastonbury (White Spring Well & Temple, Chalice Well, &more) and Salisbury (The Close, Mompesson House, &more).

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wimborne Minster online route planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Wimborne Minster in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Wimborne Minster can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to London.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wallace Collection and Saatchi Gallery. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and The Courtauld Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Sir John Soane's Museum, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and stop by Fortnum & Mason.

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You can drive from Wimborne Minster to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Mark Raven Amsterdam Art. Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, and steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online holiday planner.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; 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. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 6 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.
Atomium and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, St Michael's Bridge, &more) and Antwerp (Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Cogels Osylei, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and examine the collection at Autoworld.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brussels vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 4 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.
Head to Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Galeria Krakowskafor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lost Souls Alley and Polish Aviation Museum. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, admire the striking features of Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius, learn more about the world around you at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, and see the interesting displays at Krakow Pinball Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krakow itinerary planner.

Fly from Brussels to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Krakow, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 9 nights

Mainhattan

Stadel Museum and Altstadt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) and Burg Ronneburg are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Rothenburg (Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., Spital Bastion, &more), Wurzburg (Museum fur Franken, Würzburg Residence, &more) and Fulda (Fulda Cathedral, Stadtschloss City Palace Fulda, &more). See even more of Frankfurt: don't miss a visit to Romer, examine the collection at Dialogmuseum Frankfurt, get to know the fascinating history of The Hauptwache, and explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt road trip app.

Fly from Krakow to Frankfurt in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Frankfurt, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.
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Dorset travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Celebrated novelist Thomas Hardy lived most of his life in Dorset and used it as a setting in many of his finest works. Today, tourists from around the globe use this region as a setting for their great English adventure. Places to visit in this county feature a variety of landscapes, including steep chalk hills, wide clay valleys, and a series of small but thriving dairy farms. Arguably the most important attraction of this rural region is the enormous Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site stretching for over 155 km (96 mi). A tour along this coastline, with its fossil-rich beaches and secluded bays, is a trip through time. The landforms of the region document the geologic developments that shaped the surface of our planet over hundreds of millions of years.
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