38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dunedin, New Zealand
Fly:  32 h
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
9
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  31 h
End: Dunedin, New Zealand

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt travel route app .

Dunedin, New Zealand to Frankfurt is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Dunedin to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. December in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites
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Dreikonigskirche ©
Dreikonigskirche

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Neuschwanstein. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Peter's Church and Kreuzkapelle. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuremberg (Frauenkirche & Nuremberg Palace of Justice), Wies Church (in Steingaden) and Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald (in Mittenwald). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, explore the activities along English Garden, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

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Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Munich, with lows around -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Ile Saint-Louis. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Munich in December, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to The Amstel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canals area
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Canals area ©
Canals area
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Gurkenradweg Spreewald and Premium Kahnfahrten. Frauenkirche Dresden and Friedrichswerdersche Kirche will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Potsdam's Gardens (in Potsdam), Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg) and Grosser Zechliner See (in Rheinsberg). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, look for all kinds of wild species at Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, test your problem-solving skills at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, and pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule).

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Lubben, Potsdam's Gardens, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Spreehafen Burg, Premium Kahnfahrten
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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Diana Lookout Tower and Vridelni kolonada. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and Mlynska kolonada. Get out of town with these interesting Prague side-trips: The State Chateau of Hluboká (in Hluboka nad Vltavou), Church (in Loket) and St Barbara's Church (in Kutna Hora). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svateho Josefa, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Karlovy Vary, Church, St Barbara's Church, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, The State Chateau of Hluboká
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kekesteto Sicentrum and City Park Városliget. Do some cultural sightseeing at Halaszbastya and Citadel. Venture out of the city with trips to Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom), Nagyvillam Ski Slope (in Visegrad) and Ipolytarnoci Osmaradvanyok Termeszetvedelmi Terulet (in Ipolytarnoc). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, head off the coast to Margaret Island, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest vacation maker tool .

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Budapest sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Nagyvillam Ski Slope, Kekesteto Sicentrum, Ipolytarnoci Osmaradvanyok Termeszetvedelmi Terulet
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and San Pietro in Vincoli. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cupola di San Pietro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome online attractions planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in January, with highs in Rome at 15°C and lows at 4°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cappella Colleoni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in January, things will get little chillier in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bergamo, Certosa di Pavia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Certosa di Pavia ©
Certosa di Pavia

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