25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Bad Mergentheim, Germany
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
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Augsburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Landsberg am Lech, Germany
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France
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Obernai, France
— 1 night
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Riquewihr, France
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Kaysersberg, France
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Turckheim, France
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Colmar, France
— 1 night
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Eguisheim, France
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Mulhouse, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 day
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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 historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planning app.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Barcelona is 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Jose in December, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Frankfurt takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Frankfurt to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and 1°C. You'll set off for Wurzburg on the 23rd (Thu).

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Wurzburg, Germany

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Market Square and then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence.

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You can drive from Frankfurt to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bad Mergentheim.

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Bad Mergentheim, Germany

Bad Mergentheim is a town in the Main-Tauber-Kreis district in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. On the 23rd (Thu), make a trip to Marienkirche.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bad Mergentheim trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Bad Mergentheim takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Bad Mergentheim can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Bad Mergentheim

Historic Sites
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Rothenburg, Germany

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg day trip tool.

You can drive from Bad Mergentheim to Rothenburg in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Shopping
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Nuremberg, Germany

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip builder site.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dinkelsbuhl.

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Dinkelsbuhl, Germany

Dinkelsbühl is a historic town in Central Franconia, a region of Germany that is now part of the state of Bavaria, in southern Germany. You've now added Weinmarkt to your itinerary. On the 24th (Fri), make a trip to Weinmarkt.

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You can drive from Nuremberg to Dinkelsbuhl in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Augsburg.
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Augsburg, Germany

— 1 night

Peace City

Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Augsburg planner.

Drive from Dinkelsbuhl to Augsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Landsberg am Lech.

Things to do in Augsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Landsberg am Lech, Germany

Landsberg am Lech is a town in southwest Bavaria, Germany, about 65 kilometers west of Munich and 35 kilometers south of Augsburg. To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Landsberg am Lech trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Augsburg to Landsberg am Lech takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Landsberg am Lech are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. You'll set off for Munich on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Landsberg am Lech

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Munich, Germany

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Munich vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Landsberg am Lech to Munich takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Fussen, Germany

— 1 night

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then contemplate the long history of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally take in the views from Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke).

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fussen day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Fussen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Strasbourg, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg online vacation maker.

Drive from Fussen to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Obernai.

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Obernai, France

— 1 night
Obernai commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Obernai visit planner.

Obernai is just a stone's throw from Strasbourg. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You'll set off for Riquewihr on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Obernai

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors
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Riquewihr, France

Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Riquewihr trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Obernai to Riquewihr takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Riquewihr are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kaysersberg.
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Kaysersberg, France

Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kaysersberg trip itinerary maker website.

Kaysersberg is just a short distance from Riquewihr. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Turckheim.

Things to do in Kaysersberg

Historic Sites
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Turckheim, France

Turckheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Turckheim.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turckheim holiday builder.

Turckheim is very close to Kaysersberg. In December in Turckheim, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Colmar.

Things to do in Turckheim

Historic Sites
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Colmar, France

— 1 night

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colmar travel itinerary planner.

Colmar is just a stone's throw from Turckheim. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll set off for Eguisheim on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums
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Eguisheim, France

Eguisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Eguisheim produces Alsace wine of high quality. On the 29th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Kuentz-Bas.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Eguisheim visit planner.

Eguisheim is just a stone's throw from Colmar. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Eguisheim

Wineries

Side Trip

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Mulhouse, France

— 1 night
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
On the 29th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Parc du Petit Prince and then make a trip to Mulhouse Alsace Agglomeration.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mulhouse planning app.

Drive from Eguisheim to Mulhouse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Mulhouse are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Mulhouse to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mulhouse in December, Paris is a bit warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

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Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 3rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, make a trip to The Markt, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bruges online trip maker.

Getting from Paris to Bruges by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Nature · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Ghent, Belgium

— 1 day
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then look for gifts at Tierenteyn-Verlent, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Ghent online attractions planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brussels.

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Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then admire the striking features of Maison Autrique, and finally explore the galleries of Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and then examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Prague.

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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 7th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally visit Lesser Town. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Franz Kafka statue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally make a trip to Nerudova Street.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Prague when traveling from Brussels in January, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

On the 9th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Plaza de Cataluna, then walk around Ciutadella Park, and then get to know the resident critters at Barcelona Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, then examine the collection at Museu Maritim de Barcelona, and then stroll around Parc de Montjuic.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona itinerary planner.

Getting from Prague to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in January, you will find days in Barcelona are warmer (17°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (7°C). You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
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