22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Villach, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Balzers, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Dijon, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at I Fiori nella Rete Milano.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan online itinerary planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Milan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in December, things will get cooler in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.
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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 18th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

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Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in December, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Villach.
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Villach, Austria — 1 night

Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): browse the different shops at ATRIO Villach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Worthersee, and then find something for the whole family at Minimundus.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Villach trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Villach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in December; daily highs in Villach reach 4°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munich planner.

Drive from Villach to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Balzers.
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Balzers, Liechtenstein — 1 night

Balzers is a town and community located in southern Liechtenstein. On the 25th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Lawena Museum and then don't miss a visit to Gutenberg Castle.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Balzers route planning website.

You can drive from Munich to Balzers in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip planner.

Getting from Balzers to Geneva by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dijon.
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Dijon, France — 1 night

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): trek along Owl's Trail, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, and then make a trip to Place de la Liberation. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, steep yourself in history at Maison Milliere, then learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, and finally see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dijon vacation maker app.

You can drive from Geneva to Dijon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. December in Dijon sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Dijon to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 1 night

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg holiday tool.

Getting from Paris to Strasbourg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will leave for Frankfurt on the 2nd (Sun).
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Goethe House, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip builder app.

Getting from Strasbourg to Frankfurt by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zurich travel planner.

Fly from Frankfurt to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

On the 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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Getting from Zurich to Milan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 9°C. You will leave for home on the 6th (Thu).
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Liechtenstein travel guide

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Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.
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