24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Warsaw, Poland
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
7
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Rotterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
End: Amsterdam, Holland

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, look and learn at Copernicus Science Centre, take a stroll around Rynek Starego Miasta, and explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Warsaw trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Warsaw Chopin Airport, Modlin Airport and Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport. In August, daytime highs in Warsaw are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
nights
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, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, wander the streets of Lesser Town, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Prague online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Prague sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to East Side Gallery and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Berlin travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Main Tower, then admire the striking features of Romer, then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, and finally take in the views from Eiserner Steg. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, then contemplate the long history of Goethe House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

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

You can fly from Berlin to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step out of Lucerne to go to Zurich and see Lake Zurich, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

Before you visit Lucerne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Lucerne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Lake Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 19th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Museums
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, make a trip to De Candelaer, then browse the different shops at Markthal, then snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Euromast. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and then see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Rotterdam trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Rotterdam takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Delft, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Markthal ©
Markthal
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Euromast ©
Euromast

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stroll around Vondelpark, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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