28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Modena, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Bus to Nice, Fly to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 7 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Hradcany and Lobkowicz Palace. Get some historical perspective at Kostel sv. Mikuláše and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel svatého Jiljí, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Prague is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Prague due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get much colder in Prague: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at DDR Museum, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, then explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin itinerary planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

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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 27th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and then see the interesting displays at BMW Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at BMW Welt, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Haus der Natur, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg online journey planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Magdalenen-Kapelle and then hit the slopes at Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, then take in the awesome beauty at Klettersteig Innsbruck, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Waldrast.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Modena.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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Modena, Italy

— 2 nights

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, then learn about winemaking at Cantina Albinea Canali, and finally learn about winemaking at Acetaia San Giacomo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Grande, and then examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Modena tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Modena in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Innsbruck in January; daily highs in Modena reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Sat), visit Île de la Cité, then see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, then get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and finally take a stroll through Le Marais. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney Studios Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip planner.

You can fly from Modena to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, then browse the exhibits of Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then steep yourself in history at Vieux Monaco, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to Monte-Carlo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Monte-Carlo hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Matthias Church and then take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally explore the historical opulence of Buda Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Budapest tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Monte-Carlo to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Monte-Carlo in January: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 3°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vienna.

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Vienna, Austria

— 7 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.
Popular historic sites such as Ringstrasse and Die Kathedralkirche Maria Himmelfahrt are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Benediktinerstift Göttweig and Seebenstein Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke (in Apetlon), Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Ysperklamm (in Yspertal). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Johannesbachklamm, get to know the fascinating history of Schonbrunner Gardens, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planning tool.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Germany travel guide

4.5
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.