37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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37 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dothan, United States
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
9
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Dothan, United States

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Step off the beaten path and head to Cupola di San Pietro and Duomo di Orvieto. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio) and Cappella di San Lanno (in Vasanello). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome trip planning tool .

Dothan, USA to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dothan in December, with highs in Rome at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Civita di Bagnoregio, Duomo di Orvieto, Cappella di San Lanno
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. Get a sense of the local culture at Abbazia di San Galgano and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna) and Duomo di Modena (in Modena). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Modena, Abbazia di San Galgano, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Munich Residenz, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munich trip planner.

You can fly from Florence to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Munich is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 41°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a stroll through Steingasse, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salzburg route maker site .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Melk Abbey and Peterskirche Wien. Belvedere Palace and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche am Steinhof.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Museum-lovers will appreciate House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and get to know the fascinating history of Andrassy Avenue.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip builder .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle. Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, and engage your brain at HistoryLand.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Krakow are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto

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.
Jewish Museum in Prague and St. George's Basilica will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like StaromEstske namEsti and St. Vitus Cathedral. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the views from Charles Bridge, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner .

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
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 26th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, then appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and then take a stroll through Mitte. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and finally take in the history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Berlin day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trocadero and Ile Saint-Louis. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planner.

Fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 31st (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Reale, then get engrossed in the history at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Milan tour planning app .

You can fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Milan sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F at night. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Piazza Ducale
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza Ducale ©
Piazza Ducale

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 3rd (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, steep yourself in history at Krakowskie Przedmiescie, then take in the exciting artwork at Kordegarda, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Treblinka Memorial, explore the engaging exhibits at Dollhouse Museum, and then examine the collection at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Warsaw route tool .

You can fly from Milan to Warsaw in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in January, with highs in Warsaw at 32°F and lows at 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Treblinka Memorial
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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