33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Schwangau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive
10
Innsbruck, Austria
— 6 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

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, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Vondelpark, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

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

Brisbane, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in December, things will get much colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges online day trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. December in Bruges sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cologne planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg, Germany — 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Elizabeth Gate, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz), then take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town).

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Heidelberg vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Cologne to Heidelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.
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Baden-Baden, Germany — 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the ancient design of Friedrichsbad, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe, then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Karlsruhe Palace, and finally walk around Lichtentaler Allee.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Heidelberg to Baden-Baden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.
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Wurzburg, Germany — 1 night

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 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hofkirche, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, admire the landmark architecture of St. Kilian Cathedral, then admire the local landmark of Vierroehrenbrunnen, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marienkapelle.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg route planner.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Wurzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrts Weihnachtsdorf, take a stroll through Altstadt, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jakobskirche, and finally steep yourself in history at Town Walls.

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Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Rothenburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.
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Schwangau, Germany — 2 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the activities along Schwansee, admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Hohenschwangau, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lechfall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tegelberg, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Maria und Florian, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Konigliche Kristall-Therme, and finally take in the views from Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Schwangau online travel route planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Schwangau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Schwangau when traveling from Rothenburg in December, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 4 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Take a break from Garmisch-Partenkirchen with a short trip to Maria-Hilf-Kirche in Murnau, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at All Things Garmisch - Day Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter und Paul, and contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen travel route planner.

Drive from Schwangau to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 6 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Ischgl (Die Pfarrkirche Ischgl & Ischgl-Samnaun ski area), St. Anton am Arlberg (St. Anton & St Anthony of Padua) and Salzburg (Steingasse, Mirabell Palace, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, get your game on at Bergisel Ski Jump, and meet the residents at Alpenzoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck sightseeing planner.

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Munich tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Innsbruck to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Munich, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Munich in January, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at BMW Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at BMW Welt, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munich online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Munich at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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