22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Fly
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Munich, Train to Salzburg
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Train
7
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Train to Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina, Fly to Minsk
8
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Fly
9
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 1 night
Drive
10
Pripyat, Ukraine
— 1 night
Drive
11
Chernobyl, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Drive to Kiev Zhuliany International Airport, Fly to Congonhas Airport

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Paris, France

— 3 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, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Nice, France

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands and then don't miss a visit to Galerie Lifetime Gallery. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally look for gifts at Zoe la Belette.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Nice at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Salzburg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally look for gifts at Staindl's Handgemachte Delikatessen.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Nice to Salzburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 6°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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 10th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Albertina. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vienna visit planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Sat), take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally examine the collection at Topography of Terror. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip maker site.

You can fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Warsaw, Poland

— 1 night

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 14th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, make a trip to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), then see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at PM Shooter.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw online road trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Warsaw in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the striking features of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally stop by Kacper Ryx Historical Shop. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius and then don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Krakow, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Minsk, Belarus

— 1 night
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stop by Expobel Shopping Center, head outdoors with Trinity Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, then don't miss a visit to Minsk City Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini, and finally get engrossed in the history at Money Museum Groshi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Minsk trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of train and flight from Krakow to Minsk in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Krakow in December: highs in Minsk hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 1 night
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church, then make a trip to Andreyevskiy Spusk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pripyat.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

Pripyat, Ukraine

— 1 night
Pripyat is a ghost town in northern Ukraine, near the border with Belarus.Named after the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970, as the ninth nuclear city (a type of closed city) in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pripyat travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kyiv (Kiev) to Pripyat takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pripyat are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Pripyat

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Chernobyl, Ukraine

— 2 nights
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, near Ukraine's border with Belarus. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elijah Church. On your second day here, take an unorthodox tour of Chernobyl Go, don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chernobyl attractions planner.

Chernobyl is very close to Pripyat. December in Chernobyl sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21: