27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 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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Obernai, France
— 1 night
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Riquewihr, France
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Kaysersberg, France
— 1 night
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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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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas.

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San Jose, Costa Rica to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Jose in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Frankfurt.

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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
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Getting from Barcelona to Frankfurt by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, Frankfurt is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 7°C and lows of 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Market Square and then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg trip planner.

Getting from Frankfurt to Wurzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marienkirche.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bad Mergentheim online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Wurzburg to Bad Mergentheim in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Bad Mergentheim are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

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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.
Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip website.

Traveling by car from Bad Mergentheim to Rothenburg takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

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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, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg trip itinerary builder.

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, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Weinmarkt. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Weinmarkt.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dinkelsbuhl trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Dinkelsbuhl in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. December in Dinkelsbuhl sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 25th (Sat), wander the streets of Fuggerei.

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Traveling by car from Dinkelsbuhl to Augsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Augsburg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Landsberg am Lech.

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Neighborhoods
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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. On the 25th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Bavarian Gate (Bayertor).

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Landsberg am Lech online trip planner.

You can drive from Augsburg to Landsberg am Lech in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

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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): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich route planner.

Drive from Landsberg am Lech to Munich in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Obernai.

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Obernai, France

— 1 night
Obernai commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Obernai online trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Obernai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In December in Obernai, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll set off for Riquewihr on the 27th (Mon).

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. On the 27th (Mon), make a trip to Vieille Ville, look for gifts at La Cristallerie, and then don't miss a visit to Dolder Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Riquewihr tour planner.

You can drive from Obernai to Riquewihr in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaysersberg.

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Shopping
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Kaysersberg, France

— 1 night
On the 27th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Kaysersberg.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kaysersberg road trip tool.

Kaysersberg is very close to Riquewihr. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turckheim.

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Historic Sites
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Turckheim, France

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

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turckheim trip maker website.

Turckheim is just a stone's throw from Kaysersberg. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colmar.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Old Town and then stop by Little Venice.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Colmar journey planner.

Colmar is just a stone's throw from Turckheim. In December, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Eguisheim.

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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), do a tasting at Kuentz-Bas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Eguisheim online vacation builder.

Eguisheim is just a short distance from Colmar. In December, daily temperatures in Eguisheim can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Parc du Petit Prince and then don't miss a visit to Mulhouse Alsace Agglomeration.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mulhouse trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Eguisheim to Mulhouse in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Basel, Switzerland

— 1 day
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, and finally make a trip to Stiftung Brasilea.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Basel online trip planner.

Basel is just a short distance from Mulhouse. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.

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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.
On the 31st (Fri), visit Lesser Town, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague visit planner.

You can fly from Basel to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Brussels.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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 2nd (Sun): 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, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Brussels online trip builder.

You can fly from Prague to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Brussels are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Ghent.

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Ghent, Belgium

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, stop by Tierenteyn-Verlent, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ghent day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bruges.

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Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip builder website.

You can drive from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally stroll around Vondelpark. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder website.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

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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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris route planner.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

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Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

On the 11th (Tue), kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, stroll around Parc de Montjuic, and then see the interesting displays at Museu Maritim de Barcelona.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
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