13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  33​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  4​h
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Vienna, Austria
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Schönbrunn Zoo. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Stephansplatz, browse the exhibits of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), admire the landmark architecture of Kaisergruft, then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then make a trip to Rathausplatz, and finally admire the striking features of Hundertwasserhaus.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Vienna. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Rathausplatz ©
Rathausplatz

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lesser Town, Franz Kafka Monument and Lobkowicz Palace. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the views from Charles Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, then take a stroll through Lesser Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Franz Kafka Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Lesser Town
Lesser Town

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pergamonmuseum, Berliner Dom, Brandenburg Gate, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, then see a show at Friedrichstadt-Palast, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Berliner Dom ©
Berliner Dom
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, A'dam Lookout, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre Museum, and other attractions. On the 24th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and then snap pictures at Pont des Arts.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris visit planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Bahnhofstrasse has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the striking features of St. Peterskirche, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In December, Zurich is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
day
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You've now added Chapel Bridge to your itinerary. On the 27th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, and finally snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In December, daytime highs in Lucerne are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice vacation planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in December: highs in Venice hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

few
hours
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
On the 29th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Albertina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche am Steinhof, then make a trip to Stephansplatz, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kahlenberg.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vienna road trip tool .

You can fly from Venice to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vienna: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Kirche am Steinhof ©
Kirche am Steinhof
Albertina ©
Albertina
Stephansplatz ©
Stephansplatz

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