38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  7​h 45​min
8
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
9
Engelberg, Switzerland
— 1 night
10
Pontresina, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Adelaide, Australia

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and Cathedral of St Peter's. Kids will enjoy Deutsches Museum and Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus). Step out of Munich to go to Fussen and see Altstadt von Fuessen, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and take in panoramic vistas at Olympic Tower.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Munich tour itinerary planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Munich is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Adelaide to Munich. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in December; daily highs in Munich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Regensburg, Altstadt von Fuessen
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)
Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) ©
Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus)

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Zoo Berlin and Victory Column (Siegessaule). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire the landmark architecture of German Historical Museum, admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, and gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Neues Museum ©
Neues Museum
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Victory Column (Siegessaule) ©
Victory Column (Siegessaule)

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tower Bridge and Natural History Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Big Ben, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to London is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Disneyland Paris will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris vacation website .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Magic Fountain (Font Magica) and Illuminated Fountain. Family-friendly places like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Ciutadella Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Barcelona to go to Tarragona and see Anfiteatro de Tarragona, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Placa Espanya, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona travel route planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Illuminated Fountain, Anfiteatro de Tarragona
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Magic Fountain (Font Magica) ©
Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and browse the collection at Louis Nucera Library.

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Fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roman Forum and Museo Diocesano. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome online itinerary maker .

Getting from Nice to Rome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 11th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vatican City, Museo Diocesano
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get great views at Gornergrat, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise and then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip app .

Getting from Rome to Zermatt by train takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Intercontinental Church Society ©
Intercontinental Church Society

1
night
Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hit the slopes at Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Trubsee, then steep yourself in history at Forum of Swiss History Schwyz, and then make a trip to Auslandsschweizerplatz Brunnen.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Engelberg online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Zermatt to Engelberg by train takes about 6 hours. January in Engelberg sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pontresina.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Auslandsschweizerplatz Brunnen, Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
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Lake Trubsee ©
Lake Trubsee
Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG ©
Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG
Auslandsschweizerplatz Brunnen ©
Auslandsschweizerplatz Brunnen

2
nights
Pontresina, Switzerland

Pontresina ©
Pontresina is a municipality in the Maloja Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.History and nameThe city was first mentioned in medieval Latin documents as pontem sarasinam in 1137. On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz and then identify plant and animal life at Marmites des geants. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Bergbahnen Motta Naluns, then take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, and then take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pontresina trip maker .

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Pontresina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, Pontresina is slightly colder than Engelberg - with highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Pontresina

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Moritz, Marmites des geants, Bergbahnen Motta Naluns
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Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 18th (Sat), get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindenhofplatz. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum and then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip maker .

You can drive from Pontresina to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Zurich is somewhat warmer than Pontresina - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Spreuer Bridge, Swiss Science Center Technorama
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Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Old Town ©
Old Town
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum

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