55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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55 days in Europe Itinerary

Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  24​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Roermond, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Osnabruck, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Bremen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Wolfsburg, Germany
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Ingolstadt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Fussen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Oberammergau, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Trento, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Piacenza, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Genoa, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Ferno, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Volendam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
Brisbane, Australia

4
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zaanse Schans, Heineken Experience and Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam journey maker site .

Brisbane, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to Amsterdam, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in November, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 12°C and lows about 5°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off toBrussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Breweries, #Museums, #Tours

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Zaanse Schans
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Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Walking tours

2
days
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to Roermond.

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#Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Parc du Cinquantenaire ©
Parc du Cinquantenaire

few
hours
Roermond, The Netherlands

Roermond
Roermond is a city, a municipality, and a diocese in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.The city of Roermond is a historically important town, on the lower Roer at the east bank of the Meuse river. To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Roermond driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Roermond takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Roermond are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will leave for Osnabruck on the 5th (Wed).

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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1
day
Osnabruck, Germany

Osnabruck
Offering a wealth of history, both ancient and more modern, Osnabruck is also known for its fine dining, shopping, and variety of festivals.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Osnabruck itinerary site .

You can drive from Roermond to Osnabruck in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Osnabruck can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off toBremen.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums
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1
day
Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bremen travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Osnabruck to Bremen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bremen are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Hamburg.

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#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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Ubersee-Museum ©
Ubersee-Museum
Schutting ©
Schutting

2
days
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg
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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg road trip site .

Take a train from Bremen to Hamburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off toWolfsburg.

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#Nightlife, #Outdoors, #Museums
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1
day
Wolfsburg, Germany

Wolfsburg
Rather distinct among German cities, Wolfsburg arose in the first half of the 20th century as a somewhat planned urban area.
To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wolfsburg itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hamburg to Wolfsburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Wolfsburg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Wolfsburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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3
days
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.
For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Berlin holiday builder tool .

You can take a train from Wolfsburg to Berlin in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 15th (Sat), you're off toDresden.

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#Nightlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
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1
day
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip maker tool .

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 16th (Sun), you're off toPrague.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Transport Museum Dresden ©
Transport Museum Dresden

4
days
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.
To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague visit planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Prague in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 19th (Wed), you're off toIngolstadt.

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#Tours, #Nightlife, #Historic Sites
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1
day
Ingolstadt, Germany

Ingolstadt ©
Ingolstadt is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, in the Federal Republic of Germany. To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Ingolstadt online tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Prague to Ingolstadt in 4 hours. In December in Ingolstadt, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Ingolstadt

#Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

Tropfsteinhoehle Schulerloch
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Tropfsteinhoehle Schulerloch ©
Tropfsteinhoehle Schulerloch
Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum ©

1
day
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
The Night Watchman Tour has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get a taste of local nightlife at The Night Watchman Tour.

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Traveling by car from Ingolstadt to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. You will leave for Nuremberg on the 24th (Mon).

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#Tours, #Nightlife
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The Night Watchman Tour ©
The Night Watchman Tour

3
days
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg road trip planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Nuremberg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. You will leave for Fussen on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Nuremberg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nightlife
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1
day
Fussen, Germany

Fussen
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fussen journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Fussen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 27th (Thu), you're off toInnsbruck.

Things to do in Fussen

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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4
days
Oberammergau, Germany

Oberammergau ©
Nestled in a valley within the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is known not only for its famous theater productions, but also for its large selection of dining, shopping, and traditional crafts.
Get some cultural insight at Linderhof Palace and St. Peter und Paul. Visit Pfarrkirche St. Martin and Wieskirche for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Oberammergau: Prien am Chiemsee (Servus. Heimat Am Chiemsee & Rosso Stefania Belliardo Mode Schuhe), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Alpspitz, Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, & more) and Lake Tegernsee (in Tegernsee). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Schoenegger Kaese Alm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wank Mountain, wander the streets of Marktstrasse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oberammergau Church.

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You can drive from Fussen to Oberammergau in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. December in Oberammergau sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Oberammergau

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Prien am Chiemsee, Lake Tegernsee, St. Peter und Paul, Schoenegger Kaese Alm
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Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz
Linderhof Palace ©
Linderhof Palace
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

2
days
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Before you visit Innsbruck, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Fussen to Innsbruck in 2 hours. December in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Innsbruck

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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2
days
Trento, Italy

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
On the 3rd (Thu), view the masterpieces at Martist di Maurizio Boscheri, stop by Erboristeria Malvina, admire the masterpieces at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, and finally examine the collection at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Vigilio, then see the interesting displays at Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni, and then steep yourself in history at Forte Belvedere.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Trento trip planner .

You can drive from Innsbruck to Trento in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Innsbruck in January, you will find days in Trento are a bit warmer (8°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Piacenza.

Things to do in Trento

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Erboristeria Malvina, Martist di Maurizio Boscheri, Forte Belvedere
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Martist di Maurizio Boscheri ©
Martist di Maurizio Boscheri
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento ©

1
day
Piacenza, Italy

Piacenza ©
Piacenza is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Piacenza online vacation planner .

You can drive from Trento to Piacenza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Trento in January, Piacenza is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Piacenza

#Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piazza del Comune, Fidenza Village, Gropparello Castle - Fairy Tales Park
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Fidenza Village ©
Fidenza Village
Gropparello Castle - Fairy Tales Park ©
Piazza del Comune ©
Piazza del Comune

6
days
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Get some historical perspective at Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro. Step off the beaten path and head to Vernazza and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Centro Storico di Cervo (in Cervo), Grotte di Borgio Verezzi (in Borgio Verezzi) and Sistine Chapel Savona (in Savona). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclabile della Riviera Ligure, get engrossed in the history at Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa holiday planner .

Drive from Piacenza to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Piacenza in January, with highs in Genoa at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vernazza, Portofino, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Centro Storico di Cervo
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Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

3
days
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Visit Criptoportico Forense and Aosta Old Town for their historical value. Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso and Sacro Monte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Il Negozietto (in Chatillon), Castello di Issogne (in Issogne) and Castello Reale di Sarre (in Sarre). On the 13th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Pila. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sarriod de La Tour and wander the streets of Via Roma.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turin attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Turin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, Turin is a bit cooler than Genoa - with highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Aosta, Sacro Monte, Castello Sarriod de La Tour, Pila
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Criptoportico Forense ©
Criptoportico Forense
Castello Sarriod de La Tour ©
Castello Sarriod de La Tour
Sacro Monte ©
Sacro Monte

0
days
Ferno, Italy

Ferno
Ferno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Varese in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 40 km northwest of Milan and about 35 km south of Varese. To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Ferno trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Turin to Ferno in 2 hours. Traveling from Turin in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -3°C in Ferno. On the 15th (Tue), you're off tohome.

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#Nightlife, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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2
days
Volendam, The Netherlands

Volendam ©
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of De Hoge Veluwe National Park.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ferno to Volendam. Traveling from Ferno in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Volendam, with lows of 1°C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Volendam

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Waanders In De Broeren, Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal, De Hoge Veluwe National Park, Marken, Jopie Huisman Museum
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De Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
De Hoge Veluwe National Park
Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal ©
Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
Waanders In De Broeren ©
Waanders In De Broeren

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