32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
5
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  4​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
8
Amiens, France
— 3 nights
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You've now added Le phare to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient and MB&F M.A.D.Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to The Geneva Water Fountain and Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller). There's more to do: make a trip to The Molard Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Geneva is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in May since evenings lows in Geneva dip to 9°C. You will leave for Zurich on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Nightlife Shopping
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MB&F M.A.D.Gallery ©
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery
Le phare ©
Le phare

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): wander the streets of Niederdorf and then examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich tour planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for Munich on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods
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FIFA World Football Museum ©
FIFA World Football Museum
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

4
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.
Golf Club Ebersberg has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich journey planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Golf Club Ebersberg, Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Golf Club Ebersberg ©
Golf Club Ebersberg

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Classic Remise Berlin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palace of Tears and Mitte. There's more to do: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Berlin travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Neighborhoods
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears
Mitte ©
Mitte

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wildpark Lueneburger Heide and Rathausmarkt. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wildpark Lueneburger Heide
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Wildpark Lueneburger Heide ©
Wildpark Lueneburger Heide
St. Petri Kirche ©
St. Petri Kirche
Rathausmarkt ©
Rathausmarkt

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Jordaan and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Hamburg to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. You'll set off for Brussels on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Graslei and Korenlei and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Appreciate the collections at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brussels online trip builder .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amiens.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Graslei and Korenlei
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
nights
Amiens, France

Amiens
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Amiens is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amiens trip maker tool .

You can drive from Brussels to Amiens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Amiens, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Amiens

Wildlife Parks
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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.
Palace of Versailles has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Atelier des Lumieres. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Chantilly and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Step out of Paris to go to Chatenay-Malabry and see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amiens to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Chantilly
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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