51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 day
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Riga, Latvia
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
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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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin online itinerary maker.

London, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Berlin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

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 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, steep yourself in history at Asamkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Munich planning site.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Munich are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Keep things going the next day: get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip app.

Fly from Munich to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Zurich sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bilbao.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

Bilbao, Spain

— 1 night

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and then snap pictures at Puente Zubizuri.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bilbao trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Bilbao in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Paris in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Bilbao, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Bilbao

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, then admire the striking features of Câmara Municipal, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), make a trip to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:

Madrid, Spain

— 1 day

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 24th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Lope de Vega Museum, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in November, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): visit Las Ramblas, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in November: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and then get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in November, things will get a bit cooler in Milan: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Milan in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, wander the streets of Plaka, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Athens journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in December, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budapest travel route builder site.

Getting from Athens to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Budapest is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planning site.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in Vienna

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Warsaw day trip planning app.

You can fly from Vienna to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Vilnius.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Change things up with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stop by Uzupis, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, and take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius trip planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Vilnius in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Warsaw in December: highs in Vilnius hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), steep yourself in history at House Of The Black Heads, take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Riga sightseeing planner.

Drive from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in Riga sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 1 night

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
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Fly from Riga to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Oslo, Norway

— 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Vigeland Park, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oslo holiday builder app.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stockholm in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 8°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 1 night

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid and then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, then steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Copenhagen, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hamburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Hamburg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, and don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt.

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

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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You can fly from Hamburg to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, browse the exhibits of Atomium, and then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Frankfurt, Germany

— 5 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rothenburg (Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), &more) and Cologne (Chocolate Museum, Cologne Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, don't miss a visit to Main Tower, admire the striking features of Romer, and steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip planning website.

Drive from Brussels to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

Austria travel guide

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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.

Latvia travel guide

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Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.