36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour itinerary planner

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon vacation maker app.

Maceio, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Maceio to Lisbon is 3 hours. Traveling from Maceio in November, things will get much colder in Lisbon: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Alcantara Bridge, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Madrid online vacation planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Grand Place, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, walk around Vondelpark, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:

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 20th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Berlin trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 22nd (Wed): visit Lesser Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel svatého Jiljí, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague route planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, don't miss a visit to Heldenplatz, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, and then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and then admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, make a trip to Marienplatz, then admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Munich holiday maker website.

Getting from Vienna to Munich by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern, contemplate the long history of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern road trip planning website.

Getting from Munich to Bern by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. December in Bern sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Milan travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Bern in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 1°C in Milan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 30th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Florence trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milan in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

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, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rome using our trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4: