19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
2
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
9
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Frankfurt. December in Frankfurt sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Palmengarten ©
Palmengarten

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Aachener Rathaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral, thendon't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne day trip planner.

Getting from Frankfurt to Cologne by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. December in Cologne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Aachen
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Atomium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, thenappreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brussels vacation builder.

You can drive from Cologne to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, thencontemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

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You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken online vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get a bit cooler in Interlaken: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Jungfraujoch
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip tool.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Interlaken in December, you will find days in Zurich are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, thenexplore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, thenget engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, thenexamine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg day trip site.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, thenadmire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vienna vacation maker app.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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