21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Train:  2​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Atomium, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Brussels is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles ©
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and finally contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe. On your second day here, make a trip to Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Zurich is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 41°F and lows of 30°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
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 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice route website .

Fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, Munich is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 41°F and lows of 29°F. On the 28th (Mon), you're off toBerlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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.
You've now added Berliner Dom to your itinerary. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Light District. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, don't miss a visit to Leidseplein, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder tool .

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Red Light District ©
Red Light District

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